North Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Attorney 

Vacations should be all fun. right?  Sometimes things don’t go right and you find yourself at the beach, talking to a police officer and completely blown away. Don’t panic, call experienced North Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Attorney,  Richard Gustafson.

There was a time when a trip to the North Myrtle Beach Jail was a right of passage. Spring Break Shenanigans. Pay a fine and be back at the beach house by sundown.

What happens in Myrtle may follow you home. Be areful before paying fines and pleading guilty.But in today’s world, even what was once a minor infraction can follow you after the vacation to affect a scholarship or even a career decision.  You might find yourself unable to get hired in the profession you have trained for.

The U.S. Department of Justice released a report  relating the conviction of college students for misdemeanor crimes and the resulting obstacles when trying to find employment.

According to Amy L. Solomon, author of the study and senior advisor to the assistant attorney general in the Office of Justice Programs, the study shows that one third of American adults have been arrested by age 23.

According to the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network, an organization that assists people with criminal records enter the work force, a job applicant could be highly qualified, but a conviction history may make the applicant appear to be more of a liability rather than an asset, regardless of whether the crimes are misdemeanors or felonies.

Before you plead guilty to what you think is a minor offense and head back home, Call Gustafson Law Firm and make sure you understand the ramifications of that plea.

Call (843)249-2252 before you pay a fine. What happens in Myrtle may follow you for the rest of your life.