If convicted of a felony, serving your probation or prison sentence is not the only consequence. A criminal conviction stays on your record for life and affects your life after you serve your sentence. You may apply for a pardon after generally 10 years and a set aside of the conviction is available in Nebraska. However a set aside does not remove the conviction from your record but may benefit employment prospects. A felony conviction includes the loss of some basic rights of citizenship, employment, and education assistance through student loans. It also changes how society treats you. Convicted felons
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