Criminal Charges and Security Clearance

Criminal Charges and Security Clearance in Virginia

In Northern Virginia, a sizable percentage of the population either works directly for the government, for a government related entity, or for a government contractor.  Many of these positions require a rigorous background check.  While there are many levels of security clearance, a criminal conviction is detrimental to passing the background check and attaining even the lowest level.  Once an employee has attained a security clearance, a criminal conviction can jeopardize that clearance, and by extension that employee’s job and even career.Security Clearance

While many criminal charges seem insignificant, even a simple reckless driving or drunk in public conviction can wreak havoc on a person’s employment if security clearance is a necessary prerequisite.  The attorneys at Henson Pachuta have handled cases where a client has security clearance and understand the special considerations that are put into play under these circumstances.  A resolution that might be perfectly acceptable under most situations can be a disaster, and we know what steps to take to ensure that your career is not jeopardized by one accident or bad decision.

If you have been charged with a crime and must keep your security clearance, call the attorneys at Henson Pachuta and we can tell you what your options are and what we can do to help.  We offer free consultations by phone at (703) 822-4701 or at our office at 4011 Chain Bridge Road, Suit 200, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.

Why do we offer free consultations?

When you have been charged with a crime, it is one of the most stressful moments of your life.  Most people are just not sure what to expect and what steps they should take.  In one conversation we can usually determine what the likely outcomes of your case are what you can do today to get the best outcome possible.

We got into this line of work because we wanted to help people.  If we don’t think you need a lawyer, we will tell you so.  We hope that you will still find our consultation helpful and will consider passing our name along to friends or family who find themselves facing a criminal or traffic charge in Northern Virginia some day.

If we do think you would benefit from having a lawyer, we will tell you so.  We can tell you about our particular qualifications and experience, and we hope that you will choose us as your lawyers for your case.  

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