Expungement & Arrest Record Sealing
For most misdemeanor offenses, once the terms of a persons sentence is complete, they may petition the court to expunge their record: meaning that the records of the offense are sealed or destroyed and the person can legally state that they have never been convicted of that misdemeanor. Under certain circumstances, some felonies may be reduced to a misdemeanor and then expunged, depending on the facts and charges of each case.
Also, the legislature has enacted a new law for 2019 whereby if you were arrested, but never convicted, you can have the arrest itself sealed so that it cannot be viewed by the public. if your case was never filed, dismissed pursuant to diversion, or you were found not guilty at trial, you are eligible for this relief.
Often times a criminal record or arrest record can be a stumbling block in the lives of those who are just trying to move on. A criminal record can impact job eligibility, insurance rates, citizenship, and the general quality of life. An Expungement or Records Sealing can literally create a clean slate. The Law Offices of Benjamin Zicherman has experience with the requirements and procedures necessary to obtain an Expungement or Records Sealing. Contact me immediately for your free consultation.