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Can Felons Become Lawyers?

As felons know very well, a good lawyer is important in preparing a legal defense once a felony indictment is handed down. This representation can make the difference between a conviction and being acquitted or negotiating a lesser charge or reduced sentence.  While incarcerated and even after re...
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What Does Felony Dismissal Date Mean?

As felons know, whether they are new to the legal system or have been through it before, there are certain steps that take place early in the process. One of these steps is the formal presentation of the charges in court, called a felony indictment. Please see the earlier blog post What Does Felon...
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Will a Felony Get Me Fired?

Will a felony get me fired
As felons know, having a criminal record creates a huge challenge in finding a job after incarceration ends.  Even though the formal sentence may be finished, the aftereffects linger for years. The good news though is that there are employers who will hire felons. Once felons get a job, it would ...
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Ban The Box States – What You Need to Know

Ban the box states
One of the biggest challenges felons face after being released is finding a job.  Almost 90% of all employers conduct background checks as part of the hiring process. This makes it extremely difficult for felons to advance in their job search.  Within the first year following their release from ...
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When Does a Felony Fall Off Your Record?

When does a felony fall off your record
There are approximately seven million persons in the U.S. serving time in prison.  In addition there are millions of others who have been released, having served their time for their offenses. Even after their release there are consequences to be paid for those transgressions.  Those are called ...
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