Understand How A Criminal Record Can Affect Your Life
Criminal charges carry immediate penalties such as jail time or fines. What many people do not realize are the long-term consequences of having a criminal record. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I can help you understand these consequences and how they can affect you.
I am Ricardo Carrillo, founding attorney of Carrillo Law Office in Kingsville, Texas. With more than 30 years of experience practicing criminal law, I understand the challenges that you face. With an aim to build a lasting attorney-client relationship, I focus on my clients, listen to them and answer any questions they have.
Many Complications Can Arise
As a former assistant district attorney, I prosecuted many criminal cases. I have seen how a conviction can disrupt a person’s life and his or her family for years to come. I want to help you. A criminal record can affect you in several ways such as:
- Finding employment and housing: Employers and landlords conduct background checks on potential employees and tenants respectively. A criminal record could harm your chances of getting employed or housing. Some sectors such as law enforcement and jobs involving children do not allow employees with criminal records.
- Earning child custody: In matters such as divorce, a criminal record could affect your rights to custody. You could also lose custody rights if charged with a crime after a divorce, especially violent or sexual crimes.
- Harsher penalties for future offenses: If you are charged with a crime, the penalties will be harsher if you already have a criminal record. That would mean higher fines, longer jail time and an addition to your existing criminal record.
- Other challenges: A criminal record can also affect other aspects of your life. You may lose your right to purchase firearms and find it challenging to obtain a bank loan.
The good news is that I can help. For decades, I have defended clients by fighting to keep their record clean. In addition, my team and I work to have your record expunged.
Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
Carrillo Law Office in Kingsville, Texas, provides realistic and no-nonsense explanations. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I am always prepared to defend you. To discuss your options at a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 361-221-4082.
My office is in Kingsville, and I work with clients in Kleberg, Brooks, Jim Wells and Duval counties.