What Happens if You are Convicted of a Crime?
Avoiding a Criminal Conviction is Our Top Priority
No one wants to be convicted of a crime. What many people may not realize is the long-term consequences a criminal conviction can have on their career prospects. A criminal conviction can hurt your career and professional license. When we represent a client, we always make sure that they understand the consequences a criminal conviction will have not only in the short-term, but for their long-term careers as well.
No criminal charge is minor. We never tell our clients to accept a conviction unless there are no other alternatives. If there are defenses to your criminal charge we will present the best case possible and work to have the case dismissed.
Protecting Your Career
Many job applications today require a background check. Some employers even require a background check at least two years. No one wants a criminal conviction to follow them for the rest of their careers. That’s why our top priority in your criminal case is avoiding a conviction.
Protecting Your Professional License
A criminal conviction can impact people who are applying for a professional license, as well as those who are already licensed.
- Applying for a license
- A background check is part of nearly every application to get a professional license in Florida. If you are applying for a professional license, you know how important it is to protect your record. Certain types of criminal convictions can delay the approval of your application, or even block you from getting a license entirely.
- Already have a license
- Many licensing boards and agencies require you to disclose a criminal conviction even if you already have a license. A conviction can lead to a board investigation, a license suspension, or the board could even take your license away. We know how important it is to keep a clean license record.
Every licensing board and agency in Florida treats criminal convictions differently. If you are applying for or already hold one of these professional licenses, please click the link below to find out more information.