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How could a criminal conviction impact your career future?

On Behalf of | Nov 21, 2022 | Criminal Defense

A criminal record can cause all types of issues for you. When it comes to your future career, a conviction may prevent you from doing what you want.

You may have to alter your college plans or change your major because of a criminal record.

Financial aid

If you are in college or plan to attend school, you may be unable to get the financial aid you need. Sexual offense charges could limit the types of funding you can get. You will not be able to qualify for a Pell grant, which in turn will make you ineligible for other types of aid because the Pell grant eligibility is a requirement for some other funding options.

If you are incarcerated, you also have limitations on the financial aid you can get. You will not be eligible for federal financial aid, including a pell grant and work studies.


Your major choice may also have to change. Certain professions will not hire you with a criminal record. Some industries have laws stating they cannot hire someone with a conviction. Depending on the crime, you may not be able to work in the financial sector or in education. You may need to alter your career path due to a criminal conviction, so it is important to do your research before you invest your time and money into school.

A criminal conviction can alter your future in many ways. When it comes to getting a college education or choosing your career path, you may have more roadblocks in your way. It can take careful planning to ensure that you set yourself up for a career that will work and your criminal past will not hinder you.