Arrests can haunt you for the rest of your life

by | Dec 21, 2015 | Criminal Defense

Many people think that being arrested isn’t going to have very much effect on them in the future if the charges are dropped or they are found not guilty. That isn’t necessarily the case. When someone pulls up a criminal background check, arrests are usually listed. That means that an arrest can have a big effect on your life even if you weren’t convicted.

We know that when you are arrested for something you didn’t do, your top priority is working to prove your innocence. We can help you to explore the various ways to do this. As your case moves through the criminal justice system, we can help you to ensure that your rights are being upheld.

When you are facing criminal charges, your case will be dropped, sent to a trial or end in a plea agreement. If your charges are dropped or you are found not guilty, you might be able to have the arrest removed from your criminal record. We can help you to learn about that possibility.

If the arrest remains on your record, you might have difficulties finding a suitable job. Getting a loan, opening a bank account and finding a suitable place to live might also be difficult. It is imperative that you understand how the mere presence of an arrest might affect your future.

In any case, it is vital to start working on your defense strategy right away. A strong and well-prepared defense is your best choice if you are facing criminal charges for something you didn’t do. We can help you to build your defense, but you must get started as early as possible so there is ample time to prepare.