Leave Your Criminal History In The Past; Find Out If You Are Eligible For Expungement.
An expungement ordinarily means that an arrest or convictions “sealed,” or erased from a person’s criminal record for most purposes. An arrest or conviction on your record can prevent you from getting that dream job, or make potential landlords decide to not rent to you. After the expungement process is complete, an arrest or a criminal conviction ordinarily does not need to be disclosed by the person who was arrested or convicted. For example, when filling out an application for a job or apartment, an applicant whose arrest or conviction has been expunged doesn’t need to disclose that arrest or conviction. Melton Law can help you determine if you are eligible for expungement and assist you throughout the complex legal process required to obtain an expungement.
How Does Expungement Work?
In most cases, no record of an expunged arrest or conviction will appear if a potential employer, educational institution, or other company conducts a public records inspection or background search of an individual’s criminal record.
Certain convictions and circumstances could prevent you from obtaining an expungement, including:
- Capital, first-degree, or violent felony conviction
- Felony automobile homicide
- Felony DUI
- Registerable sex offense
In most cases, you may not obtain an expungement if you have a criminal case pending against you currently. Falsifying information or providing misleading information on the application for eligibility will also prevent you from obtaining an expungement.
The expungement process can range from quite easy to very complicated. With the assistance of an experienced lawyer many people who have been denied an expungement because they do not qualify can still have their records expunged. Additional steps may be taken in order to make you eligible. Contact Melton Law today to see how we can clear your record.