Facing criminal charges of any sort can throw a wrench in the plans you made for your life. The difficulty of dealing with these situations is affected by the type of charge you face. Dealing with a misdemeanor isn't going to require quite as much effort as you would put into a fighting against a felony charge. This doesn't mean that you should just ignore a misdemeanor and let the chips fall where they may. Instead, you must take immediate action for any criminal charges.
One way that a felony conviction can impact you in New York is that your right to vote might be pulled from you. In this state, you can't vote if you are incarcerated or on parole. Any other felons, including those on probation, can register to vote.
The right to vote is only one way that a felony conviction can impact you. The right to own a firearm is another right that you might not be able to enjoy if you are convicted of a crime. You might also face other consequences, including having trouble finding work, because of your criminal conviction.
We know that you might be focused on the immediate impacts of a conviction. This is understandable, but you can't let this be your sole focus. Instead, you also have to think to the future so that you can determine what you are going to do as part of your defense. We can help you to learn your options and how each might affect you now and later so that you can make an informed choice about your defense strategy.