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Understanding Record Clearance

Record clearance, or expungement, is defined as having criminal convictions "cleared" from your record. An adult may be able to consult with a lawyer and petition the court to have a conviction taken off their criminal record, provided he or she has finished probation, followed all court orders, and has an entirely clean record since the prior conviction. Specific qualifications will depend upon the person's specific case, sentence, and crime committed. However, most traffic convictions or sex crimes cannot be cleared, including sex offender registration.

If a court grants a record clearance request, the original charges will be sealed or cleared from your record. Unfortunately, this does not mean that they actually disappear. For instance, if you are charged with a criminal offense in the future a "cleared" offense may still serve as a prior conviction and impact your sentencing. With the help of a qualified lawyer, you may be able to have a prior conviction cleared from your criminal record. You will then be able to legally state that you have no criminal record in job interviews and in similar situations. You can finally get a peace of mind and move on from your past mistakes.

The Importance of Record Clearance

Our attorneys understand how important record clearance is. A criminal conviction on your record can damage your reputation and keep you from obtaining a job. Our team has the expertise needed to assist you with clearing your record. We will review the facts closely and help bring your case before a court. We treat each case with the utmost importance – after all, your future reputation is at stake.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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