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Collateral consequences are legal and regulatory restrictions that are triggered by a criminal conviction, regardless of the actual sentence imposed by the court. They are considered “collateral” because they are legally imposed penalties that occur separately from the direct consequences of a conviction, such as incarceration, fines, or probation.
Collateral consequences can include:
These penalties are mandated by federal, state, or local laws and regulations. They are imposed automatically without discretion following a conviction, even after an individual’s sentence is complete. A person may face hundreds or even thousands of collateral consequences that restrict their rights and opportunities for life.
Collateral consequences stemming from a criminal conviction generally fall into several major categories:
A conviction can lead to long-term or permanent loss of basic civic rights and privileges:
A wide range of public benefits and services can be limited or lost entirely following a criminal conviction:
One of the most severe collateral consequences is reduced employment prospects and occupational licensing restrictions:
Criminal convictions can destabilize family relationships and domestic rights:
For non-citizens, especially undocumented immigrants, virtually any criminal conviction can trigger devastating immigration consequences:
Beyond the many specific penalties imposed, collateral consequences share some key characteristics that demonstrate their extensive and often problematic nature:
There is generally a lack of public knowledge or understanding about the full extent of collateral consequences stemming from a criminal conviction:
While some collateral consequences are imposed at the discretion of courts or agencies, many are mandated automatically by statute for certain offenses:
Some collateral consequences are clearly justified by legitimate public safety concerns. However, many lack any rational connection to preventing future criminality or protecting the public:
Harsh collateral consequences are counterproductive from a public safety standpoint:
The effects of collateral consequences fall disproportionately on communities of color:
In recent years, there has been a growing reform movement to curtail excessive collateral consequences and mitigate their impact:
Experts recommend several best practices for reform:
The web of collateral consequences that entangle people with criminal convictions in the United States is vast, serious, and counterproductive. While reform efforts have gained momentum, millions of Americans still face severe barriers to reentry and participation in society long after they have paid their debt to justice. To build stronger and more just communities, society must continue finding ways to temper punitive policies, offer paths to redemption, and recognize the humanity in all people, regardless of their past mistakes.
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