The impact of an arrest or conviction can be long-lasting. In some situations, having these issues on your record can prevent you from gaining employment, traveling outside of the United States or obtaining housing. Going through the expungement process can help to alleviate this detrimental impact to your life and ensure that you are able to get your life back on track. Zachary C. Holbrook strives to provide you with the legal guidance that you need to navigate complicated processes, such as the expungement process.
What is Expungement?
Expungement is the legal process involved with sealing an arrest or conviction record. The laws for having records expunged vary between states, but they generally alleviate the necessity of disclosing an arrest or conviction after the record has been expunged. However, there’s no guarantee an expungement will remain permanently sealed. For example, when the government can show good cause to the court that the records should be unsealed then it’s possible the court may order the records to be unsealed.
Considerations for Expungement
Each state has different requirements regarding whether a conviction or arrest is eligible for expungement. They tend to focus on specific factors involved with the arrest or conviction. The type of crime and severity will have a large impact on if it is available for expungement. In addition, you will likely be required to wait for a certain period of time before you can have a conviction or arrest expunged. If you have had subsequent convictions or arrests, you may not be eligible for expungement.
Undertaking the expungement process can make a substantial difference to your life after experiencing an arrest or conviction. Having your record expunged can eliminate a large array of problems. To learn more about the expungement process and how to complete it, contact Zachary C. Holbrook, P.C. today!