Criminal charges will affect an individual’s life forever and can create a stigma in the community with peers. A DUI charge could cause an individual to lose their license. Even when a driver gets their license returned, parents in the community might not let their children travel in a car their driving due to their criminal arrest.
A misdemeanor or a felony charge both requires the legal advice in Vermont from an experienced attorney. In certain cases, an individual can have their criminal record expunged, but many charges will remain on someone’s record for the rest of their life. Not only will an individual have a criminal record forever, it could affect their current employment or the chance of employment in the future.
Most felony convictions result in jail time for the convicted individual. Financial aid for a student can be refused if they have been convicted of a felony. This reduces their chance of improving the quality of their life and reaching new levels in their education.
Domestic violence is not just a problem between a husband and a wife. Domestic violence can occur with parents, children, domestic partners, and individuals who are connected through a child. When an individual has been arrested for domestic violence, the need to fight the charges as aggressively as possible.
The subject of domestic violence often occurs during a divorce or the breakup of a relationship due to the turbulent emotions. In some situations, the accusation made by one of the individuals is not true and is only used to gain an advantage in a divorce. Legal advice in Vermont should be obtained as quickly as possible after an arrest in a domestic violence situation.
Other Criminal Charges
In addition to domestic violence and DUI or DWI charges, a criminal attorney should be contacted for financial, property, drug, sex, and other violent crimes. Limiting the amount of impact a conviction can have on an individual’s life is an important service an experienced attorney will perform.
Jason J. Sawyer, Attorney & Counselor At Law has many years of experience helping individuals who have been charged with a criminal offense. They will provide you with a free initial consultation to discuss your case.