Most people are aware of the usual penalties for a conviction of a criminal offense. In minor cases these can be fines or possibly the loss of a driver’s license. In more serious cases jail time may be imposed. In very serious cases, both misdemeanors and felonies, you may be at risk of significant jail time. What is not so apparent are the hidden risks associated with conviction of a criminal charge.
The unknown costs of conviction are almost unlimited, and most people facing the possibility of conviction fail to realize these hidden consequences before it is too late. This is true even in minor cases. Ideally, your criminal defense lawyer is going to try to avoid a conviction. In some instances however, the best resolution may be obtained by skilled negotiating between your criminal defense attorney and the prosecutor. The criminal defense attorneys, DUI defense attorneys, and traffic ticket attorneys at Boone Beale deal with the courts every day and will know how to maneuver within the system to get you the best result and help you avoid as many consequences as possible.
Please read our series on the Hidden Costs of a Conviction to learn more about the long term implications of a criminal charge.