Scranton Expungement Lawyer
Our Skilled Criminal Defense Team Can Help
The consequences immediately following a criminal conviction, such as jail
time, fines, restitution, community service, and parole, are just the
beginning. Unfortunately, even after you have served your time and gone
through the steps of your punishment, the conviction can still haunt you.
The penalties of a crime are further reaching than you may think because
the charge goes onto your permanent criminal record.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of expunging your record,
turn to our team at the Law Offices of William D. Thompson. Call 570.666.1068
to schedule your
free initial consultation.
Consequences of a Criminal Record
Information listed in your record can be accessed by anyone who goes looking
for it, including a bank, potential landlord, or a potential employer.
Having a criminal record often means that the individuals you come into
contact with on a professional level have a certain prejudice against you.
After you get out of jail or prison, if your record is stopping you from
doing geting your life back in order, a Scranton expungement lawyer from
our firm may be able to assist you. We can explore the details of your
conviction and determine whether you are a candidate for expungement.
Expungement Eligibility in Pennsylvania
In order for a lawyer to petition for expungement of your record, there
are certain eligibility requirements that you must meet. For example,
you must have completed any probationary term that you were given after
your conviction and you cannot have any additional convictions on your
record since the time you were convicted for the specific incident you
are attempting to expunge.
A few of the qualifications you must meet to be eligible for expungement include:
- The conviction is at least three years old or was your first conviction
- You were convicted more than 15 years ago of a non-violent offense
- You completed the program for a violation of a controlled substance
- You were found not guilty after your trial or were arrested for a crime
that was later dismissed
Contact the Law Offices of William D. Thompson to schedule a confidential and complimentary consultation with our
Scranton criminal defense attorney. Se habla español.