Persons who have been accused of a crime may discover that criminal charges can have a lasting effect on your personal and professional life. A criminal conviction may result in fines, incarceration, and probation and the severity of the punishment often depends on the specific details of the crime. In some cases, people may find that their criminal record can prevent them from enjoying the freedom that people without blemishes on their records can enjoy.
If you have been charged with a crime, you have the right to defend your rights and your livelihood. A criminal conviction can make it difficult to find a job or housing and may carry a certain social stigma that can seriously affect your life. If you would like to know more about criminal records and criminal defense, contact the San Jose criminal lawyers of the [firm-name] at [phone-number] today.
Contents of a Criminal Record
A criminal record will often contain:
- Docket or case numbers
- Conviction dates
- Type of conviction
- Pleas (if entered)
- Verdict (if any)
- Fines issued
- Details regarding incarceration
- Parole dates
By consulting an experienced criminal attorney, you may be able to learn about your legal options regarding your defense and the protection of your permanent record.
The San Jose criminal lawyers of the [firm-name] are here to help you if you have been charged with a serious crime. For assistance with your claim, contact us at [phone-number] today.