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A criminal record can have lasting consequences on your life, from job opportunities to housing options. However, there is a way to potentially erase this stain on your record through expungement.

What is Expungement?

Expungement is the legal process of sealing or destroying a criminal record. This means that the conviction or arrest will be removed from public records, and in some cases, you can legally say that you were never arrested or convicted of a crime. Each state has laws regarding expungement, so it's essential to research the specific requirements in your state.

Who is Eligible for Expungement?

Not everyone with a criminal record is eligible for expungement. Generally, eligibility depends on factors such as the type of crime committed, how much time has passed since the conviction, and whether or not you have completed all requirements of your sentence (such as probation). Some states also have waiting periods before you can apply for expungement.

How to Apply for Expungement

The process of applying for expungement can vary depending on where you live. In most cases, you must file a petition with the court requesting that your record be expunged. You may also need to provide documentation such as proof of completion of your sentence or any other requirements set by the court. It's advisable to seek legal assistance when applying for expungement to ensure all necessary steps are taken.

Benefits of Expunging Your Record

Expunging your record has numerous benefits. For one, it can improve your chances of securing employment, as many employers conduct background checks before hiring new employees. Additionally, having a clean record can make it easier to obtain housing and loans. Expunging your record can also give you peace of mind, knowing that past mistakes no longer haunt you.

Manassas Expungement Lawyer

Don't let past mistakes hold you back any longer. Contact Dischley Law, PLLC today at (703) 215-9337  and schedule a consultation with one of our Manassas expungement lawyers.