If you are facing criminal charges, you will want to contact a Fairfax criminal attorney, even if the charges seem minor. Having a criminal record may negatively impact your career and life choices beyond the threat of jail time. You want an attorney to protect your rights to the greatest extent possible.
Impact on Careers
Many employers will not even consider an application from someone with a criminal history, if disclosed early in the process. For that reason, several cities and states have “ban the box” legislation that prohibit employers from asking about criminal histories on application forms. This gives applicants with criminal histories a chance to discuss their skills and experience with employers. However, the employer can still perform background checks later on in the process. Therefore, your job offer may be conditional on a clean record check. In many sensitive positions, such as working in healthcare, with