A criminal conviction can affect finding a new job or getting an apartment. Even criminal charges without a conviction can haunt you as you try to move forward with your life. One way to put the past behind you is to take the necessary steps to have your record expunged.
There is no doubt that people who are convicted of or plead guilty to criminal charges are facing some serious penalties, especially here in the U.S. Besides the fines, community service and sex offender registration requirements that can come with a criminal conviction, you are also likely looking at incarceration.