Wednesday, October 28, 2015
DUI or driving under the influence is one of the most common cases filed every year. A DUI case conviction can have serious penalties and leave a permanent stain on your record. The obvious and best prevention to being arrested for a DUI is to NOT drink and drive. If you get arrested for DUI, the best possible outcome you can hope for is a dismissal. A skilled DUI lawyer can help look at all possible options that would lead to a dismissal. Certain circumstances surrounding the arrest may have significant effects on the outcome, so it’s best to be informed about what you should do when you’re flagged down for DUI.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Expungement offers a great opportunity for people with criminal convictions to start over with their lives. Through expungement, your past criminal records will be cleaned up, and the case legally dismissed. This gives you the chance to find gainful employment without the fear of being rejected or criticized due to any past record.
Technically speaking, companies are not allowed to discriminate against convicted persons when choosing candidates for a job, as doing so is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It is, however, common practice for many companies to perform background checks, and a past record may not exactly fit their idea of what an “ideal” employee is. While it is illegal to discriminate, it doesn’t really stop many employers from refusing job candidates with a past conviction. If you are going through a similar situation, get help from a criminal record expungement attorney right away.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Being charged with a crime does not necessarily mean you are guilty of it. However, one thing is for certain: You will need a competent lawyer to help you with your legal trouble.
If you have been convicted of a crime, either through a plea or by a jury, you will obviously have to deal with the outcome and the long-term consequences.
For instance, your criminal charge may still appear on your record many years later. Needless to say, this is going to be problematic when searching for employment especially for occupations that require a professional license such as CPAs, doctors, nurses, contractors and teachers. You may need some assistance to put this dark chapter in your life away for good.