Two options generally exist for those who are accused of committing a crime. They might plead guilty at their arraignment, in which case the person will then have a criminal record and be sentenced according to the guidelines for the crime they’ve committed. They could also plead not-guilty and go through a trial. If they are found guilty, they will have a criminal record and be sentenced as well.
Legal Repercussions for a Conviction
The legal repercussions after a conviction vary by what the accused was charged with. Minor crimes may include short times in jail, fines, or community service. Serious crimes could include a significant amount of time in jail as well as other penalties. The person will receive their sentence after pleading guilty or being found guilty during a trial. They must complete the sentence to avoid further legal issues.
Non-Legal Repercussions for a Conviction
After someone is …