Being charged with a serious felony is a daunting experience for the person who has been charged, as well as their loved ones. The ramifications that stem from a felony conviction often include a county jail or prison sentence and long periods of probation or parole after that sentence is served. It is always up in the air whether a person convicted of felony offense does actual time in custody. However, there are automatic consequences that result from a felony conviction in every case. That is the loss of your civil rights!
The civil rights you will lose upon a felony conviction are as follows:
- Your right to vote
- Your right to serve on a jury
- Your right to hold public office
- Your right to possess a firearm
- You will be required to provide a DNA sample to the Federal Government.
The attorneys at COX LAW understand the profound effect the loss of these basic rights can have on an individual and their families. That is why we strive to do all that we can to keep our clients from having to plead to, or be convicted at trial, of a felony offense.