It goes without saying that there are many instances present in which a person blatantly chooses to commit a crime, but there are also instances in which a person is in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to U.S. law, justice is sought through a court and penal system meant to punish individuals for breaking the law or committing wrongdoings. It is also intended to obtain justice for individuals that were wronged. The problem is, however, that errors in reasoning, failure to present necessary information, and a host of other issues can complicate the process. In today’s blog, your Milford, CT attorneys look at how charges are interpreted and why you should seek representation early.
Labeling and Immediate Judgement
From the time you were young, you often heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” as a lesson to teach you not to make up your mind about people before trying to get to know them. This advice accompanies you into adulthood, and is often a lesson that many need to revisit.
When it comes to committing crimes and serving time for those actions, what you are charged with undeniably becomes plastered on you for the rest of your life. In cases where people did the crime, this is justice served. In wrong place wrong time cases. This is the exact opposite.
You see, many employers, landlords, and even the public have access to information about your charges and time served in prison, especially in cases of felony charges. Contact our team to learn more about the ways a false felony charge can impact your life.
Reduction of Opportunities
Another major issue that arises from a false criminal conviction is a significant reduction in opportunities. These can range in terms of finding affordable and sustainable housing, visiting or seeing your children, reduction of employment opportunities, denied access to specific community organizations, groups, or churches, and more.
Even through explaining to person after person that it was a false conviction, you run the risk of people not believing you and tossing your application out altogether before even getting to meet/interview you. This is unacceptable, and we are ready to fight for your rights. Give our team a call to learn more.
Trouble Finding Resources
One of the worst parts about leaving prison is the astonishing lack of resources available to help people transition back into community and everyday life. What’s more? Willingness to help an ex-inmate is typically low, meaning there is not much in terms of support on your side. Our goal is to make your situation right by obtaining every cent you are owed by the system that punished you unjustly.
Other Lifelong Implications
Contact The Law Office of Larracuente & Goulden, LLC in Milford, CT by calling 203-951-6688 to schedule your free consultation with our team, and learn more about your rights.