Having a criminal record is not exactly a good thing, however, having a criminal record is not the worst thing ever.
Though it may be a little weight to carry, your criminal record will not ruin your life. Have you ever considered that someone you know, whether your neighbor, coworker, or your child’s friend’s parent, has a criminal record? This is very possible and you could never tell because they have a family, they have a home, they have a job. They dealt with that dark period in their life, left it in the past, and moved on.
If you, or someone you know, is arrested, try and keep positive thoughts in mind. We won’t lie, it is a challenge to deal with, but soon enough it will all be in the past. Though you or your loved one will then have a criminal record, you can still accomplish life goals.