Have you been arrested, charged, and convicted of a felony crime? If so, your life will change forever. You will suffer the criminal penalties, of course. But what about life after your release? Have you given any thought to what that might look like yet? If you haven’t, you may want to start.
Doing so can help you better prepare for how different your life will be. You may even be able to get your record expunged, depending on the details of your conviction.
Life Changes as a Convicted Felon
If you have already been convicted of a felony in Ohio and served your time, you are probably looking forward to life after your release from jail or prison. Sadly, you may be met with additional burdens you weren’t prepared for. Some challenges you might face in your new life as a convicted felon include:
- Immigration or citizenship issues
- Ineligible for federal student aid
- Driver’s license suspension
- Suspension of professional licenses
- Difficulty finding gainful employment
- Trouble finding safe, affordable housing
- Trouble finding housing due to location restrictions
- Registration as a sex offender, where applicable
- Loss of firearm rights
- Loss of voting rights
- Child custody, support, and visitation issues
- Damage to your reputation
- Difficult ties with family and friends
As you can see, life after a conviction can be different than you imagined. If you haven’t been convicted yet, this is your chance to get an experienced attorney defending you in court. We could get you acquitted.
There are still options for people who have been convicted of a felony in Ohio. You may be eligible to get your record expunged. Under the law, you could be eligible for expungement if:
- You were convicted of a fourth or fifth-degree felony
- Your conviction was non-violent
- Your conviction did not involve a minor
- Your conviction was not a sex crime
- The required waiting period has passed
Once your record is expunged, the previously mentioned penalties will no longer apply. It would be as if your conviction never existed. What better alternative could there be for someone convicted of a felony crime?
Resources for Cincinnati Convicted Felons
Getting back to your life after a conviction can be more challenging than you might have thought. We want to truly help you. It’s time to integrate yourself back into life outside of prison.
With this in mind, look at some of the resources we have included below. You can find many assistance programs suited to your specific needs.
Ex-Offender Employment Programs
Community Action Agency | Cincinnati-Hamilton County
1740 Langdon Farm Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45237
708 Walnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
800 Bank St.
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Home Rehab Programs
US Housing & Urban Development
200 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
The Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
2820 Vernon Pl.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
People Working Co-op
4612 Paddock Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45229
2600 Victory Pkwy.
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Volunteers of America Greater Ohio
4100 W Third St. #400
Dayton, OH 45428
Parenting Skills Classes
A Caring Place
4446 Mt Carmel Tobasco Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45244
Beech Acres Parenting Center
6881 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230
2400 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Cincinnati
Do you have a felony conviction on your record? You may be able to do something about it. Certain felony convictions can be expunged under the law.
Are you already a convicted felon? Or are you facing felony charges? An experienced Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer at Luftman, Heck & Associates could help you.
We analyze your existing criminal record to determine whether you are eligible for expungement. We can also help prepare a powerful criminal defense that could help you avoid being convicted in the first place.
Contact our office at (513) 338-1890. Or complete our quick contact form to schedule your free, no-risk consultation today.