Consequences of Conviction

Learn about the long-term effects of convictions and what you can do about them.

Unfortunately for people who've been convicted of crime, serving a sentence or completing probation isn't necessarily the end of the matter. Convictions generally linger on criminal records indefinitely, with potentially adverse consequences in areas of life like employment. Sometimes there isn't much a "convict" can do, but other times it's possible to clean up or improve a record.