We find ourselves with the burden of making difficult decisions on a constant basis. Other times, these decisions are made for us based on the time and location of where we are. Some people find themselves wrongfully accused of a criminal act although they may have been innocent, with the decision of receiving a criminal charge out of their hands. That is true, unless you attain help from a criminal defense lawyer who will serve on your side and fight to have the charges dropped.
It is vital to seek legal counsel in a case like this in order to successfully have that criminal charge dropped so that every day decisions can be made easier without a criminal record holding you back. Depending on the severity of the crime committed, seeking employment can become quite a challenging task. Some ways in which the consideration for employment may be questioned due to a criminal charge is if that charge on your record is related to the job. This means that if you were convicted of something which serves as a liability in that position, you may lose your opportunity of working at that company.
According to workplacefairness.org, with some employers inability to view sealed or expunged records, those that are not viable to be sealed or expunged include:
- Sexual battery
- Violent 1st and 2nd degree misdemeanor’s, including domestic violence
- 1st and 2nd degree felonies
- Drivers license and motor vehicle violations
While some of these crimes are less severe, and can be viewed by a possible employer depending on the severity of the crime, this still could be taken into consideration for the position being applied for. In instances where you were wrongfully accused of a crime, contact USAttorneys.com and connect with a Hartford, Connecticut criminal defense attorney who can listen to your side of the story, providing advice on how to go about having this charge sealed or expunged in order for you to officially apply for a position of your choice.
Mistakes happen, and sometimes we are at fault for a crime that was committed. On other occasions, we just happen to be present in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the event you have been unfairly charged or convicted of a crime you simply did not commit, do not that get in your way of achieving an employment position you wish to have. Melocowsky & Melocowsky are criminal defense attorneys who serve in the Hartford, Connecticut area known to provide aggressive and effective representation in litigation.