Looking up criminal records, in today’s world, is easier than it has ever been. Employers, landlords, loan officers and others have an incredible amount of information at their fingertips. Anyone and everyone can check your record. If you have a conviction on your record, or even an arrest, this can be used against you when you:
- Apply or interview for a new job
- Try to get a business loan or a car loan
- Apply for a mortgage
- Put in an application to rent a house
- Apply for college
- Apply for a graduate program
- Apply for a professional license
Those who are not U.S. citizens also face risk of deportation. Individuals attempting to become citizens with a criminal record can and do get denied on those grounds alone.
Helping You Understand Your Options
At Leskovich Law Group, P.A., in Punta Gorda, Florida, our lawyers can help you understand all of your legal options after an arrest. We have over 50 years of combined experience. Our legal team works closely with you, whether you are looking for an out-of-court solution or an experienced, aggressive defense in court. We put you first. We defend your future.
Remember, if you plead guilty to a misdemeanor or a felony, that gives you a criminal record that can last for life. Do not take this lightly. Do not plead guilty just to get it over with. Do not assume you have no options. You have to understand the long-term ramifications of the case and exactly what legal solutions are available to you. Failing to investigate them can cause permanent and irreversible damage to your record that follows you everywhere you go.
It is incredibly important to work with a lawyer to explore your defense options. In many cases, charges can be resolved without a criminal conviction — or with a less damaging conviction. In some cases, our lawyers can clear past arrests and convictions. We can fight for you. We can fight for your rights. We can fight for your future.
Contact Our Attorneys
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