Record Sealing or Expungement Lawyers
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How Can an Expungment Lawyer Help Me?
Whenever you have a conviction on your record, it can cause many problems in obtaining employment, professional licensing, and the right to vote. In certain situations, many convictions and records of arrest can be sealed so that they are off limits to all but law enforcement personnel.
Eligibility for Record Sealing or Expungement
- Eligibility for record sealing varies from state to state, but generally the procedure is a follows:
- Apply for record sealing in writing with the Court
- The original sentence must have been served
- The person is not facing any new charges
- The burden is on the applicant to prove that probation requirements have been fulfilled
Additional Requirements and Conditions of Record Sealing or Expungement
- Most felonies are not eligible for expungement
- Most sex offenses are also not eligible for record sealing
- Record sealing usually applies to juvenile offenses and or misdemeanors
- If you are acquitted (found not guilty) you can automatically have your records sealed
- In some states even though your records are sealed, the original sealed conviction may still be used to increase the severity of a future sentence.
Do You Have a Question about Record Sealing or Expungement?
If you have any questions about Record Sealing or Expungement, you should speak to one or more qualified expungement lawyers immediately to learn more about your rights and the complicated legal system.
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Last Modified: 02-16-2011 04:21 PM PST
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