Question: What are some of the long-term repercussions of a criminal conviction in Oklahoma?
Answer: Long-term repercussions of a criminal conviction, or even a criminal arrest, can be far-reaching and they can last for your lifetime. Loss of employment opportunity is probably the most obvious repercussion. What many people don’t realize is that certain convictions can make you ineligible for student aid loans if you choose to seek higher education. You can be denied the ability to rent an apartment. Insurance companies can charge you higher rates based on the fact that you have criminal convictions. Some convictions can result in the loss of driving privileges. You can also lose certain professional licenses. And also, felony convictions can cause you to lose voting rights, and they can also affect your right to own firearms.