Have you been convicted of a crime and the consequences of having a criminal record just won’t go away? Have you had problems getting a job or obtaining a professional license because of an old crime that is still on your record?
Having a criminal record can make life exceptionally difficult, even if the conviction took place many months or years ago. Employers will often do background checks and will not hire anyone with a criminal record of any kind, and often licensing agencies will not award a professional license to anyone convicted of a crime. If you’re carrying around a criminal record, you already know how your life can be negatively affected.
Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged?
In many cases, a criminal record can be sealed or expunged if certain criteria are met.
- You must have completed your probation or other court requirements successfully
- There must not be any pending criminal actions
- You cannot have your records expunged if you were convicted of a serious sexual offense against a child, a murder or a kidnapping
Many misdemeanor convictions and some felony convictions fall within these categories and are eligible to be expunged or sealed. If you want to get rid of the criminal records haunting you, you need to seek the advice of an expert criminal defense lawyer with experience successfully expunging a variety of criminal records. The Defenders can work with you in getting your records expunged so you can begin leading the life you want. Stop letting old criminal records get in your way! Call us to discuss your case and learn what options you have available to you.