It’s fair to say that everyone has made a mistake at some point in their lives. If you are convicted of a crime, the sentence you receive is meant to give you an opportunity to amend that mistake and repay your debt to society. Unfortunately, this is not the reality that many face after being convicted of a crime. And even a criminal arrest without a conviction can be enough to wreak havoc on a person’s life. A criminal record can tarnish a person’s name and create long-term consequences—even after they have been punished and are reformed. It can reduce and eliminate employment opportunities, leading to some repeating the same mistakes all over again because they couldn’t find a way forward.
If you’ve served your sentence, you deserve another chance at a normal, happy life. The criminal expungement attorneys at The Law Offices of Ossie Brown have helped clients move on from their past and regain the many opportunities that were lost with their conviction. Learn about the various ways a criminal conviction can negatively impact your life. And find out how our criminal expungement attorney services can help you avoid the stigma and diminished job opportunities that can come with a criminal record.
If you’ve been convicted of a crime or arrested, it can greatly increase your difficulty finding employment in a number of ways. The information is typically available to the public. This means it will show up during most criminal background checks.
The majority of lenders ask loan applicants about their criminal history, which could impact their ability to receive a loan. In addition, a criminal history that includes a DUI/DWI or illegal substance conviction can make it more difficult to earn a living that involves driving commercial vehicles. Furthermore, taxi and rideshare services (such as Uber and Lyft) may refuse to hire an individual with a criminal record that involves DUI/DWI charges.
The same problems can arise when attempting to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), “CDL holders are held to a higher standard when operating any type of motor vehicle on public roads. Serious traffic violations committed by a CDL holder can affect their ability to maintain their CDL certification.” Having a DWI or DUI on your record can seriously jeopardize your ability to obtain or keep a CDL. In fact, a criminal history can make it more difficult to find a desirable job in nearly any field, whether it involves driving or not. This is why having an experienced criminal record expungement attorney on your side can make the difference when it comes to your career.
At The Law Offices of Ossie Brown, we understand how much of an impact a criminal record can have on a person’s employment and their life. Let us work with you to determine if your criminal record may be eligible for expungement. If so, we can take the steps to help you get a fresh start. If you are tired of having your past follow you around everywhere you go, it’s time to see what the criminal record expungement attorneys at The Law Offices of Ossie Brown could do for you.