A criminal record can take a huge toll on how well you’re doing in life. From straining your relationships to affecting your mental health—an arrest is a mental anguish that no one deserves to go through.
However, to make things worse, an arrest can also put you in a financial crunch.
Here’s how it happens:
Inability to get a job
This might not sound great. However, most companies run criminal background checks on prospective employees as a part of pre-employment screening. Most companies have a strict policy and don’t hire individuals who have spent a night behind bars.
The rules are usually inflexible and apply even if the charges have been expunged or you were never convicted. You don’t want to lose out on your dream job just because you were convicted for DUI once.
In order to get the job of your dreams, you also need to have a reputable college degree. If you don’t have a college degree, your job might not pay you enough to pay your bills. The sad part is that even most educational institutes and colleges take a detailed look at your criminal history. Even a minor offense could make you lose out on your chance to get enrolled in your preferred discipline—even if you have a perfect SAT score.
If you’ve stayed two nights behind bars, you’ve missed out on two productive workdays that could have help you earn a few extra bucks. The longer you stay behind bars, the more worktime you’ll end up missing. If you’re detained for long enough, the employer might find a replacement already.
Let’s say you’re a pizza rider who delivers pizzas in the neighborhood. If you’ve been convicted for a DUI, the pizza service might not consider you a good fit for the job anymore. Besides, a defendant who has been arrested while delivering pizzas could also bring a bad name to the company. This is why most companies don’t like associating themselves with workers who have a criminal record.
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