Fighting with a felony conviction
My son did something
very stupid awhile ago that has caught
up with him. He stole a bike from a garage,
and since it was attached it is considered
home invasion which is a felony. He pleaded
He has a substance
abuse problem and had been in recovery
sometime before this caught up to him.
My husband and I decided to let him work
all this out himself .. which he has and
without complaints.. (we left him in jail
waiting his sentencing).
As he had no priors
he was sentenced to a in-patients subtance
program and transfered there for 90 days.
He is doing well and we know he has a struggle
ahead of him.
He is a very stressed
person and is so down about the felony
on his record..he feels he will never be
able to get a good job.. is this true??
He was going to a community
college with hopes of going to a university
for a degree in education. Will this be
out of the question for him??
Can you have a felony
expunged from your record somehow?? How
long does it typically stay on your record??
Any help you can give me will be greatly
appreciated. Thank You
You'll need to get
legal advice on how long the felony stays
on his record - that depends on where you
Also, some careers
will now be closed to him, and short term,
he will find it tough to get a good job.
But if he starts at the bottom, works hard,
and doesn't break any more laws, there's
not much that will hold him back. Everyone
has to prove themselves - for your son,
he'll have to do it that little bit more
often. But he can do it - if he leaves
his past behind.