Collateral Consequences of Felony Convictions!

Collateral Consequences of Felony Convictions!

When facing a felony offense you may be inclined to focus on the immediate consequences of such an offense; namely imprisonment and monetary fines.  However, the consequences of a felony conviction do not end there.  A convicted felon 1) loses the right to vote, hold public office or run for office; 2) loses the ability to carry a firearm; and 3) could lose professional licenses or permits.

In addition to the above, The Department of Children and Families (DCF) must deny a license or approval for a foster family or prospective adoptive family if any member of the family’s household was convicted of a crime that falls within certain categories of crimes such as violent crimes against a person or sale of controlled substances.  Eviction proceedings can be brought against you if you are living in Public Housing and a higher education student is not eligible for federal assistance if he is convicted under federal or state law of a crime involving possession or sale of a controlled substance.  This includes grants loans or work assistance.

In short the consequences of a felony conviction reach far beyond the immediate consequence of imprisonment and fines.  If you or someone you love is facing a felony conviction contact the Law Office of John E. Kusturiss, Jr., P.L.L.C. today to meet with an experienced attorney for a free consultation.

A felony conviction is a serious matter, with far reaching consequences, make sure you take the time to hire an experienced attorney that can effectively advise you on all you have to lose.

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