Being arrested and charged with committing a criminal act can be a terrifying experience. Individuals facing misdemeanor or felony criminal charges are often unaware of the serious penalties associated with criminal convictions related to drunk driving, theft and drug possession.
In addition to paying costly fines and penalties, an individual may face time in jail or prison, loss of his or her driver's license and probation. A criminal conviction often negatively impacts an individual's personal relationships and employment status. What's more, having a criminal record can continue to have far-reaching implications when an individual attempts to find housing or secure another job.