How Does A Criminal Record Affect You?

Criminal charges carry immediate penalties, such as jail time or fines. What many people do not realize are the continuous consequences of having an offense on their criminal record. You may encounter difficulty:

  • Finding employment and housing

Employers and landlords often conduct background checks on potential employees or tenants. A criminal record could harm your chances or disqualify you from the position or housing altogether. Some industries do not allow employees with criminal records at all, such as law enforcement or jobs involving children.

  • Earning child custody

In circumstances of divorce, marks on your record could impact your rights to custody. You could also lose custody rights if you are charged with a crime after a divorce, especially violent or sexual crimes.

  • Facing future offenses

If you are charged with another crime, the penalties will be much harsher if you already have a mark on you record. That means higher fines, more jail time and another mark on your record.

  • Facing other challenges

Past offenses can affect every aspect of your life. You may lose your right to purchase firearms. It may also be challenging to obtain a loan from a bank. Small difficulties like this add up and may change the life you have imagined for yourself.

We Help You Keep Your Future Bright

The good news is that the Carrillo Law Office can help. Our attorneys have been helping Texas clients in criminal defense cases for over seven decades. We fight to keep your record clean after an accusation but we can also work to have your record expunged. This means past criminal marks would be erased so you could move forward again.

To discuss your options with one of our knowledgeable lawyers, contact us online or call 361-221-4082. We are located in Kingsville and work with clients in Kleberg County, Brooks County, Jim Wells County and Duval County.