Unfortunately, today, I was contacted by someone who was arrested for a crime that causes people problems when they are seeking employment and the arrest shows up on their background check. These crimes are usually involve dishonesty, such as Grand Theft, or violence, such as Domestic Violence.
Employers are not allowed to discriminate based on a criminal record, but you can bet that if the choice comes down to who should I hire? The person with the criminal record, or the person without a criminal record for theft or violence? You know the answer. Employers fear being sued under the theory of premises liability and being liable for their employee’s actions. If you hire someone with a criminal record for violence, the employer could be sued because he did not protect the public or his customers from that violent person who commits a battery while working. It can also affect your ability to work on certain jobs such as jobs taht require security clearance.
YOU MUST PROTECT YOUR REPUTATION AND YOURSELF FROM BACKGROUND CHECKS!
By speaking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer like me, Thomas Grajek, I can investigate your case to see if your rights were violated under the Constitution or for defenses you may have to the criminal charge. Many people think they are guilty because they do not know actual law and rely on on a police officer for advice. I am amazed when arrested people rely on the "advice" of the officer or deputy that arrested them! Call and talk to an attorney who is on your side and has your best interets in mind.
EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A DEFENSE TO THE CRIMINAL CHARGE, A GOOD CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CAN NEGOTIATE A BETTER PLEA BARGAIN FOR YOU!
The person that contact me today decided to use the “free” lawyer. That is a Public Defender or a criminal attorney form the Regional Conflict Office. Many time you get what you pay for. Even though the person had no prior record, the criminal court Adjudciated them Guilty. This prevented them from sealing their record and erasing it from background checks. You need to hire an attorney who knows how a criminal charge or criminal conviction can affect your future, your reputation, your employment, and where you can live. A criminal lawyer that will fight for you and a withhold!
Maybe that person that called me today did not have defense to the charge, but you need a lawyer to speak up for you in court and fight for you. Many times we can negotiate a shorter probation period or better terms of your probation. Fighting for the withhold could mean the difference between getting your dream job or not. If you are licensed by a state agency, it is critical you speak to an aggresive criminal defense lawyer. Your license to work as a registered nurse (RN), dentist, chiropractor, certified nursing assistant, truck driver, bonds man, etc. could be in jeopardy!
So even though you may be caught “red-handed” or think you do not have a defense to the crime, call for a free consultation to learn what I can do for you because in the long run, the money you spend on an experienced criminal defense attorney will be far less than what it costs you down the road.
CALL NOW AND SPEAK TO AN EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE
POLK COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER.
CALL AND SET YOUR FREE OFFICE CONSULTATION NOW!
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Thomas C. Grajek 863-688-4606