Lawyer for Expungements in Bucks CountyYou are acquitted of a crime, but the charges remain an inkblot on your record. Now you are in search of a new job and an apartment but when asked by your potential employer and your potential landlord about any previous criminal charges, you are turned away. Often when we are young, or even later in life, we may do things that might be detrimental to our future. At the time, you may not have realized that these acts will affect the rest of your life. In cases like the example previously described, you needn't even do anything wrong to be haunted by your past in this way. As time goes on, you start to realize that having a criminal record, even for a minor charge, can greatly limit your future goals. So, is there any help for you? Is there any way to get a clean slate? The answer is yes. If an individual is statutorily eligible, it is possible to have a Pennsylvania criminal charge expunged from their record. An Expungement is when the record of a conviction or arrest is sealed and removed from one’s personal record. There are different requirements and prerequisites for an expungement, depending on where you live and what type of crime you were arrested for/convicted of. If you have a criminal record, it can be difficult to get a job, a loan, a mortgage, and other things which require a background check. If you have your record expunged, it will not show up on background checks. If a potential employer asks “Have you ever been arrested” on an application you can legally say “No” if your record has been expunged.
Bucks County Expungement LawyerDepending on the crime, you will need to wait a certain amount of time, complete certain programs/classes, have no additional arrests, and complete all terms of your conviction. The crime for which you are seeking Expungement must also not be considered too serious. You are not able to seek Expungement for convictions of:
- Aggravated assault/battery
- Assault of an elderly person
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Trafficking
- Sex Crimes against children
- ...and other serious offenses