If you have been convicted of a serious crime in Missouri, you could be facing a number of consequences that are standing in the way of you continuing to live your life as a free person. Overcoming your mistakes and leaving your past in the past, is going to require a commitment to change and a recognition of what you have done that is wrong. At Frank, Juengel & Radefeld Attorneys at Law, we have been able to help facilitate the recovery of convicted criminals.
Your future does not have to be defined by the mistakes you have made, although you may notice that the consequences and feelings you have as a result of your crimes, may never fully subside. Some of the long-term effects that will take time for you to amend may include difficulty finding employment because of your record, trouble rebuilding trust with the people you have hurt, uneasiness about what people will think of you if they find out about your past and damage to your reputation that will take considerable time to fix.
According to the National Institute of Justice, if you are dealing with social isolation, are depressed, experiencing anxiety or are nervous, you may be more likely to re-offend. As such, it is critical that you seek professional help in your endeavors to overcome your weaknesses and learn better ways of coping with your emotions.
When you are able to see how your behavior could have lasting long-term effects, you may be more motivated to change your course of action right now. For more information about clearing your record, visit our web page.