When you are applying for jobs, you are likely going to encounter the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” either on the application or during an in-person interview. You may dread having to check off the “yes” box or otherwise answer “yes” each time. What’s worse is that a felony conviction may negatively impact far more than just your prospective job opportunities. Read on to discover how a felony conviction may affect your career and how a seasoned Queens expungement lawyer at The Law Offices of Kaliopi Vasilliou can help you get released from this burden.
A common misconception is that you may resume your normal activities once you do your time in prison or jail, pay your fines, complete your community service hours, etc. Rather, your employer, or the industry you worked for in general, may not welcome you back with a criminal record. With this, you may get pigeonholed into a career that you are unsatisfied with. Examples of how a felony conviction may affect your career are as follows:
Unfortunately, your felony conviction may touch more aspects of your life than just your career. Additional examples are as follows:
These reasons alone may be enough for you to want to file a petition for expungement with the court, specifically in the county in which you were arrested or convicted. Though removing a felony conviction from your permanent criminal record may be difficult, it may all be made possible with the right lawyer in your corner.
With all that being said, if a criminal defense is something that you wish to obtain today, then reach out to a competent Astoria criminal defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Kaliopi Vasiliou. We await sitting down with you at your initial consultation.