How to Get a Criminal Record Removed
Do you know what expungement is? If not, then this article will be of great use to you. Expungement is the process in which a criminal record is removed from public view. Essentially, it removes any trace of your past conviction that might be on file with the police department or other law enforcement agencies. The way an expungement attorney can help you get one varies depending on where you live and the severity of your situation; however, most cases require a petition to be filed with either state court or a district court for the county in which your conviction occurred.
In order to get an expungement, you’ll need to start by filling out the correct forms and filing them with the appropriate court. In addition, there are other charges associated with this process that will vary depending on where you live. For instance, in California (where expungements can be filed), they charge a $435 fee for their petition form; whereas in Texas (a state that doesn’t allow criminal records to be sealed or destroyed) a person must pay at least $300 just to begin proceedings—and even then it’s not guaranteed! The good news is if your case qualifies for limited sealing under federal law; meaning your conviction meets one of several criteria such as being sealed after two years from time served or something else because at the end of the day it’s really all up to you.
We can help! Our lawyers have access to nationwide databases that not only allow them but also encourage them, to file expungement motions on behalf of their clients – for a fraction of what they would pay if they had attempted it themselves. Moreover, we believe in providing 100% satisfaction guaranteed and so as long as there is at least one charge that qualifies under federal law then we’ll take your case even if the rest don’t qualify because this means less work required from our team; which in turn translates into lower fees for you!