Restoring Your Rights And Your Good Name
Employment. Housing. Education. Professional licences. These are just some of the things that may be subject to a background check in this day and age. Having an arrest or conviction on your record can complicate your efforts to make the most of your life and provide for your family.
At Schumacher Law Group, we believe that good people can find themselves in legal trouble and should not be judged by their worst day for the rest of their lives. When cleaning up your record becomes necessary, you can turn to our experienced criminal defense attorneys to navigate the expungement process and make things right.
What Is Expungement?
In layman’s terms, expungement keeps your record out of the public eye, including criminal background checks. Depending on your specific record, it may be possible to have your record fully expunged and sealed or partially expunged. A partial expungement results in a portion of your court record being sealed.
Can Your Record Be Expunged?
If you were acquitted, arrested but not charged, your charges were dismissed, your conviction was overturned or you were pardoned, you qualify for expungement. Juvenile crimes, misdemeanors and some nonviolent felonies can also be expunged once you have served your sentence.
Who Can Benefit From Expungement?
Everyone with an arrest or conviction could benefit from keeping it under wraps, but expungement is critical for professionals such as doctors, nurses, teachers and high-profile executives. A spotty record could limit advancement opportunities or even end their career.