Post-Conviction Assistance in Scottsdale
There are Many Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
When people are convicted of a crime, they are usually worried about going to jail or prison. They may also wonder how they are going to afford their fines. However, there are many consequences of a criminal conviction that may not occur to people until they are dealing with them. There is even a name for this: collateral consequences. Depending on the crime you were convicted of, collateral consequences may include:
Sex offender registration
Loss of your second amendment rights (right to bear arms)
Suspension of your driver’s license
Loss of your right to vote
Revocation of your immigration status and possible deportation (for non-citizens)
Ineligibility for student financial aid
Damage to your professional reputation/loss of employability
Difficulty qualifying for a mortgage or renting an apartment
Unfortunately, this is just a sampling of the challenges you may be having if you have a criminal record. Many people find the consequences that they did not anticipate to be the most burdensome of all. However, you may feel that the criminal justice system has already failed you once. You may wonder what good it will do to get drawn in again. Nothing can be done about it, right?
We Have Helped Hundreds of Clients
It can be very frustrating to have so many aspects of your life limited in this way. Fortunately, there are many types of post-conviction assistance available for individuals who have been convicted of a crime. while not every attorney is familiar with these options or has experience assisting individuals with these types of issues, we have helped hundreds of clients have crimes expunged, records sealed, rights restored, and judgements vacated.
If you are ready to put your conviction behind you and move on with your life, contact us for a free consultation. The regulations and paperwork involved with post-conviction assistance can be quite complex. Additionally, not all consequences of all crimes can be eliminated. You do not want to attempt this on your own only fail to fill out a form correctly or waste time seeking relief you are not eligible for only to see your efforts go up in smoke.
There is also more to seeking post-conviction assistance than filling out forms correctly, complex as they may be. It is also important to present your case in a way that paints you in the best possible light. If you were an upstanding citizen before your conviction, have completed your sentence and otherwise moved on with your life, then we will work to convey that information to the judge.
Having your slate wiped clean is a huge opportunity and not something to undertake lightly or trust to someone who is not experienced in these matters. We take post-conviction assistance extremely seriously and offer affordable flat fees for most services. Contact us today for an overview of your options. Consultations are always free.