About Expungements

What is an expungement?  An expungement is the legal process of removing certain criminal charges and/or convictions from your public record.

Am I eligible for an expungement?  Whether or not you are eligible for an expungement depends on several factors such as the nature of the crime you were charged with and the outcome of the case.  It can also depend on how long ago you were charged and/or convicted.  Many charges cannot be expunged.

Why should I get an expungement?  An expungement may help you with employment and educational opportunities.  An expungement can also give you the peace of mind of doing all you can do to put the past behind you.  Understanding the unique reason you are seeking an expungement will help us to serve you better.

What is the effect of an expungement?  The effect of an expungement is to restore you, in the eyes of the law, to the position you occupied prior to the offense charged.  Although law enforcement agencies may maintain a confidential record of the offense, the public record may be erased.  There are other limitations to an expungement that we will discuss at your appointment.

How much does it cost?  Every case is different and we will discuss fees after an interview with you.  Our goal is to provide you with our services at a reasonable and fair rate.  The initial consultation with our office is free.  If we decide to accept your case, we will provide you with a written fee agreement that will specify the cost.

How long does it take? Once we have obtained the required information, we will work diligently to bring your case to a conclusion within a reasonable time period.  As every case is unique, we will discuss the expected length of time once we know more about your specific case.

Is the initial consultation with your office confidential?  Yes.  We understand the sensitive nature of your concerns and will work with you to maintain confidentiality as you explore your options with our office.