Potential Consequences of a Conviction
Potential consequences that you should discuss with your attorney prior to resolving your case.
Consequences Outlined in the Plea AgreementIf you plead guilty or are found guilty of a criminal offense, the immediate things that can result are some sort of sanction such as jail time or electronic home monitoring, fines, and probation. These are usually laid out in the plea form under the prosecutor's recommendation.
Additionally, the plea form itself should disclose certain "other consequences." Some convictions will result in a suspension of your driver's license and/or commercial driver's license. Some will result in a requirement to obtain an ignition interlock or other alcohol/drug testing. Some will require you to submit a sample of your DNA for filing. Some will cause you to lose your firearm rights. Some may cause you to lose State and Federal benefits such as financial aid.
Immigration ConsequencesMany, if not all convictions, will have ramifications for persons who are not citizens of the United States. Not every conviction means that those persons will automatically get deported, but some will. Immigration consequences are definitely something to discuss with your attorney if you are not a U.S. citizen.
Other ConsequencesSome potential consequences that are typically not listed in a plea form are that a conviction may result in inadmissibility to Canada and other countries. Also, that you may have to list the conviction on job, school, and housing applications which can negatively impact your ability to get those things. One area is professional licenses. Many of them are much harder to get with a criminal conviction.
Be sure to talk to your attorney about the downstream consequences of a guilty finding.