Expungement Attorneys in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Clearing Up an Old Criminal Records
Expungement is a legal term that means "erase" when used in reference to a criminal arrest or conviction. Expungement of a criminal record means that part or all of the criminal record is erased. An expungement is different from a request to seal a criminal record.
At Prince Law Offices, P.C., our attorneys help clients with expungements and petitions to pardon a conviction.
Is an arrest or criminal conviction getting in your way? Are you having a hard time getting a job or federal financial aid? The criminal defense lawyers at Prince Law Offices, P.C. provide efficient and knowledgeable help with criminal record expungements and pardon petitions. To schedule a free consultation, except for firearms law consults at one of our many southeastern Pennsylvania offices, call toll free at 888-313-0416 or contact us online.
Both arrests and convictions appear on a criminal record. Expungements are usually used to clear arrests from a criminal record, whereas applications for a pardon are the primary way to clear convictions from a criminal record.
- Expungements: An expungement may be available to clear a conviction if the conviction was in juvenile court for a "youthful indiscretion" such as underage drinking. Otherwise, expungements cannot be used to clear convictions unless the applicant is over 70 years old and has not been convicted of a crime in the past 15 years. Expungements are used to clear arrests from a criminal record. Without filing an official expungement request, law enforcement and potential employers can view your arrest record. Our lawyers provide cost-effective assistance with expungement applications, so you can rest assured that all proper steps have been complied with.
- Pardons: If you have been convicted of a crime and expungement is not an option, then your only option to remove the conviction from your record is an application to the Board of Pardons. If the Board of Pardons approves your application, then the state governor will sign or reject your application. The process of receiving a pardon is lengthy, but pardons are more common than many people think. Our attorneys will help write your application, help you prepare for the investigator's interview and represent you before the Board of Pardons hearing.
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If a criminal record is getting in your way, we will happily review your circumstances and give you our straightforward opinion about whether an application for an expungement or pardon might be successful.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call 610-845-3803 or toll free at 888-313-0416, or use our online contact form.