Think About The Long Term Effects
Consider the consequences of a criminal conviction.
Have you fully considered the consequences of a criminal conviction? Many people who decide to plead guilty to a criminal charge do so to “get it over with” or “put the whole thing behind them.” Unfortunately, these people may not have realized all of the ramifications of pleading guilty to a criminal charge.
If you plead guilty, you will be convicted of the charges that have been laid against you. You will have a criminal record. Before you plead guilty, make sure that you fully understand what you are getting into.
Sean May, an experienced criminal defence lawyer in Ottawa, will explain to you what will happen if you plead guilty or if you are convicted after a trial. Sean May will also set out any other options that are open to you, and which may allow you to avoid a criminal conviction. Speak to Sean May today, before you enter your plea. Call (613) 454-1237 to arrange for a free consultation.
Many people facing criminal charges get so stressed out about having to go to court that they don’t give much thought to what will happen afterwards.
Sean May will explain to you that if you are convicted of the charge against you, you will be sentenced by a judge. The judge will choose an appropriate sentence, which may include one or more of the following:
- A fine.
- A jail term.
Once you have paid your fine or served your jail term or probation, it’s over, right? Not necessarily. Unfortunately, there are often long-term consequences associated with having a criminal record.