Rights You Could Lose as a Felon
Because they are much more severe than misdemeanors, felonies usually have stricter consequences. These consequences or punishments can come not only from the court but may also be imposed and enforced by other institutions. Convicted felons may be treated differently with regard to rights that other Americans enjoy on a daily basis due to their protections under the Constitution and other applicable laws.
If you are facing felony charges, the costs of a conviction may be steeper than you realize, making it absolutely essential that you promptly seek skilled and experienced legal representation. Contact the Appleton criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C., LLP, at 414-271-9595 today to begin working to build a case or identify the appropriate response to the allegations which have been leveled against you.
Rights Felons Lose
Some of the consequences of a felony conviction are imposed in order to punish an individual for what is perceived to be egregious conduct. Others are instead a response to limit the apparent threat that an individual is deemed to pose to society. The following are some of the rights which one might lose if he or she is convicted:
- The right to serve on a jury
- Inability to bear arms legally
- Voting rights while in prison
- Right to travel abroad
There are many other difficulties that a convicted felon may face, often through informal but systematic denial of opportunities, including employment and housing.
Do not delay seeking legal counsel if you have been accused of committing a crime which may be prosecuted as a felony. Contact the Appleton criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C., LLP, by calling 414-271-9595.