Unfortunately, the social stigma around criminal records has the potential to affect your life in a multitude of ways. Even so, a report in the Journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that nearly one in three people will be arrested by the time they reach the age of 23! Luckily, a momentary indiscretion does not have to limit your future opportunities. Whether your conviction resulted from a lack of judgment or something a bit more serious, it’s important to understand the effects of a criminal record, and what you can do to mitigate any possible damages.
Potential Effects of a Criminal Record in California
A criminal record can affect your life even after serving your time or completing probation. Below are just some of the ways a criminal record can negatively influence your future:
Expungement of Your Criminal Record Can Help
If you have been convicted of certain crimes, you may be eligible for expungement. Expungement vacates your criminal case and strikes it from your record. Generally speaking, if the court has charged an individual with either a felony or a misdemeanor, and that individual has satisfied the terms of their probation, they may be eligible for expungement.
If you are considering filing for expungement, reach out to the team at A People’s Choice. We have decades of experience in preparing the lengthy paperwork required for a variety of legal proceedings, including expungement and dismissal actions. Our services allow clients to secure the legal document preparation they need without the costly burden of hiring an attorney. Begin the process of reclaiming your future, and reach out to A People’s Choice today.