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Collateral consequences make it difficult to find work, pay fines

When a California judge or jury convicts you of a crime, you may wind up facing repercussions that come from outside the criminal justice system, in addition to fines, jail time and other potential penalties. These repercussions are commonly known as “collateral consequences,” and they have the potential to make many areas of your life monumentally more difficult. At the law offices of John M. Kucera, we recognize that collateral consequences can make it hard to hold down a job or pay fines, and we have helped many offenders seek to reduce the damage caused by their criminal records.

What should I know about pleading the fifth?

The U.S. Constitution spells out important rights that prevent people from incriminating themselves while being charged with a crime. One of those rights is commonly discussed in today’s news stories, and is known as “pleading the fifth.” Understanding how this right works is imperative if you should be arrested by a California police officer and face criminal charges.

How to get out of jail as soon as possible

California citizens have constitutional rights as well as state privileges that protect them from unreasonable arrest. How an arrested individual gets out of jail varies widely from one situation to another, and it is sometimes impractical or extremely difficult to arrange an immediate release. 

Cleaning your California criminal record

If you are a California resident who has a criminal record, you may find that it affects your life negatively in a variety of ways. Depending on its contents, your criminal record can potentially impact your ability to find housing, secure employment or even vote, among related repercussions. In other words, your California criminal record has the potential to haunt you for life, but it does not necessarily have to do so. John M. Kucera recognizes just how much having a criminal record can impact your day-to-day life, and he has helped many people in similar situations take necessary steps to alleviate the hardship their records cause them.

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