Expungements, Limited Access, and Clean Slate
The impact of a criminal conviction lasts long after you pay your fine, serve your sentence, or otherwise pay your debt to society. Having even a minor criminal record can serve as a barrier to necessities including employment and housing. If you have a criminal record, even if you were only charged, it’s more difficult to find a job, rent an apartment, secure a loan, possess a firearm, or even volunteer at your child’s school. Today it is common for organizations to run background checks in making decisions about you.
If you are eligible, our attorneys can guide you through the process that you need: Expungements, Sealing your record (Limited Access) and Clean Slate. Circumstances of your case determine which option may apply to you.
Expungements – The requirements to expunge a criminal record depend on the nature of the original offense, as well as the disposition/outcome in your case.
Expungement for Juvenile Convictions – Your Juvenile record may still exist; it is not expunged automatically. CONTACT US to discuss expunging a juvenile record. If you are 18 years old or older and have remained crime-free for five years, your juvenile record may be eligible for expungement.
Limited Access/ (Sealing the Record)/Clean Slate – This new area of law has very distinct criteria. Your record will still exist to law enforcement but will be “sealed” from others.
If you do not meet the Expungement or Sealing qualifications, but you still want to clear your criminal history, you may be able to seek a Pardon. Please refer to the Pardon section to see if you are a good candidate for a Pardon.
Do not let an arrest or an older conviction keep you from obtaining the job you want today.