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What are the consequences of a conviction?

A criminal conviction is likely to have immediate impact on your life, as well as long-term consequences. In the short term, a conviction results in penalties like hefty fines and prison sentences.

Being convicted of a crime means that you will have a criminal record, which can affect your housing opportunities, access to higher education and future employment prospects. For example, schools will not hire registered sex offenders. A conviction can also hurt your relationships and reputation, which is perhaps the most difficult to recover from.

Any type of criminal conviction, no matter how minor an offense might seem, should not be taken lightly. In order to have the best chances of a positive outcome in your case, contact an experienced New York criminal defense attorney right away if you have been accused of a crime.

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