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October 25, 2017 Joshua Schiffer

Why you need a lawyer for your DV case: Your Criminal Record

Domestic violence cases carry a huge stigma.  No matter what the circumstances are surrounding your case, people will make a quick judgment about you.

criminal-background-checkUnfortunately, if you are convicted of a Domestic Violence or Family Violence charge, the conviction will stay on your criminal record FOREVER.  That means future employers conducting background checks on you will be able to locate the conviction.  That information will likely factor into any decision made about you.  Employers may not ask questions about your conviction, but that won’t stop them from disqualifying you for the position.

This is one of the many reasons you should get a qualified Family Violence and Domestic Violence attorney involved in your case today.  The more time your attorney has, the more options they can pursue.  With the current law in Georgia, it is nearly impossible to get any Domestic Violence conviction removed from your record.

Ask anyone with a serious crime on their criminal record how hard it is to get a job.  They’ll tell you that even many years later the incident, they continue to endure the impact of having a criminal charge on their record.

Don’t let this happen to you. Call (404) 842-0909 for a free consultation. We know you are concerned. We can help you.


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