Many people believe that getting into trouble with the law is usually a death sentence as far as your career is concerned. Once you’ve got a stain on your criminal record, it can feel almost impossible to wipe it out. However, there are options available that can help you get back on track and perhaps even remove the mark on your record.
Employers can do what they want, but it’s important to be honest
An employer can fire you if you have a criminal record, but it really depends on how it can affect your job. If you have a criminal record because you were caught committing fraud while also working in accounting, then this could potentially ruin your career. However, you are entitled to a lawyer to help defend you.
On the other hand, if you’re arrested for being indecent and getting drunk on Christmas, then your employer might be willing to look the other way assuming you didn’t get into serious trouble. As long as you’re honest and are willing to speak with your employer (while ensuring it doesn’t negatively affect your brand) you may be able to keep your job.
And in many other cases, you could potentially work with a lawyer to prevent anything being added to your record in the first place. First time offenses are generally treated much more lightly, and a good lawyer can certainly help you get out of a sticky situation.
But above all else, it’s important to get out of jail as quickly as possible to ensure that you can continue with your regular life. Below, we’ve added a brief and informative infographic to help you better understand bail bonds.
Source: Alana’s Bail Bonds