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What types of jobs can qualify as 'community service?'

Often, people who are convicted of a criminal offense are ordered to do "community service." It may be part of their sentence in addition to serving time in jail and/or paying a fine. Sometimes, an attorney can negotiate with prosecutors for a person to do community service instead of going to jail and/or paying fines.

What impact does a criminal conviction have on employment?

It can be difficult for anyone to secure gainful employment. It's especially hard for those with criminal records. Crimes disappear off a person's record like a bankruptcy after a few years in other countries. They never do in the United States, though. A criminal conviction sticks on a person's record for the rest of their life here.

The long-term consequences of a criminal conviction

Regardless of the type of crime you're charged with, it's critical to take the steps necessary to protect your legal rights. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent a conviction, there are defense strategies you can use to improve the likelihood of this happening.

Denver Police arrests a man for shooting from a parking garage

A Denver Police Department spokesperson has identified the 39-year-old man that they believe was responsible for firing shots from within a River North (RiNo) parking structure on Nov. 23. Police allege that he fired as many as nine shots from the Blake and 27th garage that day.

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