Did you know that you can have prior criminal records sealed and prevented from impacting your life any further? Some people think that records are automatically sealed or erased after 20 or 30 years, but this is not the case. Your records will not be cleaned unless you initiate the process yourself with an expungement attorney. Best of all, once your records are expunged, you can safely claim you have never been convicted before on an employment application, and those convictions will not show up on a background check.
How To Start The Process With Expungement Lawyers
An expungement requires a written request that has to go through the legal system – it is never automatic. The best way to get started is to call our expungement lawyers for a free case analysis. Our expungement lawyers will gather all of the details of your case and draft a formal request. We know the intricacies of the legal system and are able to draft requests that will move quickly towards sealing your records.
The Fine Details Of Expungement
Police records will include any convictions or arrests against you, so sealing the record is a vital part of getting your life back after everything is said and done. However, while an expunged record is sealed, it still exists. Law enforcement agencies can still access your record and use it against you if new charges are brought against you. However, outside of law enforcement, your record might as well not exist.
Eligibility for expungement varies on a case by case basis, but in general, you are eligible and should contact our expungement lawyers if:
- You are not currently facing any other charges
- Convictions have occurred over a year ago and only if you have finished your sentence since then
- You were found not guilty or acquitted
Only certain convictions can be expunged – consult our expungement lawyers to find out which convictions are eligible. To determine your final eligibility, call our expungement lawyers for a free case analysis.