A Scranton Expungement Lawyer Helping Clients Clear Their Criminal Record
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 Thompson Law. Call 570-846-2819 today.
Consequences Of A Criminal Record
The 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 getting your life back in order, Mr. Thompson may be able to assist you. He 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 nonviolent 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 Thompson Law to schedule a confidential consultation with our Scranton criminal defense attorney. Se habla español.