Understand how an expungement might help you in the future

On Behalf of | Dec 19, 2017 | Expungements, Firm News

A mark on your criminal record is something that can have a negative impact on your life. Sometimes, there isn’t anything that you can do about that mark; however, there are limited circumstances that might lead to you being able to seek an expungement of the criminal record.

We want to be clear on one point here — there are only very specific cases that might qualify for an expungement. Many cases won’t. This is why it is imperative that you have your case evaluated to determine if you can take action.

You must have completed the sentence associated with the conviction before you will able to seek an expungement. This is something that is difficult to do for some people, but it does have a big impact on your case. If you plan to try to have it expunged, you need to walk the straight and narrow.

There are many reasons why a person might want to seek an expungement of his or her record. One that is common is that they need a clear criminal record for work. Supporting yourself is very important so you must do everything you can to ensure you will be able to find a suitable job. If your current employer does a background check, any criminal history could prove troublesome. The same is true if you seek employment at a place that checks.

You might also need an expungement so that you can live in the housing you want. Some rental companies do criminal background checks, which can be difficult to pass if you have any criminal mark on your record.

We can help you to get everything together if you plan to seek an expungement. These cases are sometimes complex, so planning is crucial.