If you have been following our blog, you know that short-sighted mistakes can have long-term implications. In general, the penalties associated with criminal charges can deplete savings and can hamper the ability to obtain employment. For young adults charged with engaging in illicit activities, however, the repercussions of a record can follow the convicted throughout her life, restricting life options.
Many of our clients are first time offenders and have never had any experience with the criminal justice system. Often these clients are high school or college students that made a mistake involving drugs, alcohol, or shoplifting that they are trying to correct. Outside of general anxieties, the most common question is what type of consequences they can expect to see in court.