Expungement is a type of lawsuit in which first time offenders, of a prior criminal conviction, may seek records to be sealed from an earlier process. If granted, this proceeding makes the records unavailable through the State or Federal repositories. When an expungement is granted, the person whose record is expunged may treat the event as though it never occurred. There are some exceptions, ie. Gun possession in certain jurisdictions.
The following are examples of what could make you eligible to pursue an expungement:
- Those who have fulfilled the waiting period between the crime and the expungement
- All terms of the sentence have been completely fulfilled
- No proceedings are pending
- Probation was completed without further incidents
Factors that may make your case ineligible for expungement:
- Lifetime Registration
- Most crimes in which the victim was a minor
- Most Sex Crimes
If you are interested in erasing your past so you do not have to disclose past charges to future potential employers, etc., please give Mr. Routsis a call to discuss your options. This process is a life changing event that could greatly impact your future in a positive way. Mr. Routsis firmly believes that his clients deserve a second chance at a prosperous outlook and will take your case extremely seriously. You can trust that once you have completed this process, you will be able to put your past where it belongs, and move forward with a brighter perspective.