Having a criminal record can affect your access to many opportunities down the road. You may be denied employment, academic scholarships, or even housing. It’s important to remember that being convicted of a crime, even a misdemeanor, doesn’t just affect your present, but also your future. Depending on the crime, expungement may be an option, and it’s usually a good idea to retain the help of an experienced attorney who knows how and when to start the process. When an expungement is able to be processed, a criminal charge can be concealed from a public search, meaning it is hidden from anyone other than law enforcement, or the district attorney.
There is typically a lot of paperwork involved with the expungement process, and if done incorrectly, the application will be denied and the process must be started over. It is recommended to contact an attorney that can assist you in making sure it is done correctly and efficiently the first time.
If you would like to know more about the process of expungement, call or e-mail The Lariscy Law Firm to set up your free initial consultation.