When you walk into a store and loss prevention officers greet you, you may wonder exactly what authority these people actually have. No law enforcement agency authorizes them, and they likely receive the same low wage as the rest of the employees in a retail environment. Still, you do not want to find out what power they have and find yourself in a bad situation.
Having a criminal record can impact numerous aspects of your life, potentially affecting everything from where you can live to who will hire you. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your conviction and criminal history, you may be able to take certain steps to minimize the hardship your criminal record causes you.