Record Expungements & Seals
Good people can often make mistakes in life which may lead to criminal charges and possibly convictions. In today's economy, employers are looking for any reason to eliminate potential employees from the large pool of applicants for any job. Seemingly minor offenses, even those which were dismissed or that you received court supervision, can affect:
- Your ability to gain employment
- Your ability to gain housing
- Your ability to qualify for student loans
- Your ability to obtain State Certification, such as teaching or nursing
- Your ability to gain custody of your children
I help clients whose criminal records are causing significant problems in their lives, or who just want a better job. Through meticulous preparation and ethical legal strategies, I have been able to give many of my clients a clean slate. When your criminal charge is expunged or sealed, in the eyes of the law, it's like the offense never happened, and you will no longer have to disclose your charge or conviction.
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, many felony convictions that previously could not be sealed, now can be. I can determine if you are eligible to get a conviction sealed.
Misdemeanor charges and convictions may qualify for either sealing or expungement or both. In addition, a felony charge that was dismissed or that did not otherwise lead to conviction may also qualify for expungement. While many felony convictions cannot be expunged or sealed, there are some exceptions, such as Class 4 Felony drug convictions. Contact me to discuss your specific legal situation.