Many individuals mistakenly believe that because their convictions are old they are irrelevant. Alternatively, many believe that because their charges were dropped, dismissed after they completed PTI or some other diversionary program, or because they received a conditional discharge, their records were automatically cleared Not so!
Criminal records of all kinds, just like the convictions themselves, are “cleared” only when they are ordered expunged by the superior court.
An expungement is a separate, post-sentence process which begins with the timely filing of a verified petition and ends when all involved agencies receive a final Expungement Order signed by a county judge.
This final order that we may obtain for you would force all agencies involved in your incident(s) to erase their records from private sector scrutiny and allow you to legally answer “No” to the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”
Before preparing your expungement petition, eligibility must first be determined. Our experienced attorneys routinely obtain comprehensive criminal background checks detailing the same type of information that prospective employers or any private citizen would ordinarily be able to review without an expungement. Your records will then be reviewed by our experienced criminal defense attorneys in order to determine your eligibility and timing for an expungement.