Keep Others From Seeing Your Record
Once you are arrested or charged with a crime, that charge can follow you wherever you go, even if the charge is dropped or you are acquitted. Everyone will know — your neighbors, prospective employers, landlords, college admissions officers and the local newspaper's police blotter.
You may be able to prevent this by having your criminal record erased or sealed. You may be able to do this even if you were found guilty or pleaded guilty to the charge. There are many rules for doing this, however, and it is not automatic. It is important to have the counsel and representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney to advise you about your options.
Our Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers Know the Law and the Process for Sealing a Criminal Record
At the Massachusetts DUI Defense Group, our lawyers know the requirements for sealing your criminal record (sometimes called expungement). For example, the wait times differ, depending on the nature of your conviction. If you were convicted of a felony, you must wait 15 years before you can seal your record. The wait time for a misdemeanor conviction is 10 years. Some convictions can be erased after less time has elapsed. Others, such as sex crime convictions, are very difficult to erase, no matter how much time has passed. Massachusetts, however, has some of the toughest regulations in the country. Our attorneys understand the rules and know how to structure a petition for success when it comes to record sealing.
Did you know?
If you are able to seal your criminal record, a background check by an outside party will reveal nothing. You will be able to truthfully say that you have never been convicted. Once your record is sealed, it's as if the arrest and charge never happened.
Contact our Worcester office today to learn how we can help you with an expungement. Schedule a FREE initial consultation by calling (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336).
Record Sealing Is a Technical Process. We Know the Rules and Requirements.
Whatever the original crime, judges respond most favorably to evidence of rehabilitation or improved stability. Our lawyers will advise you realistically about your options and help you put together the strongest possible case.
If it is possible to seal your criminal record, our attorneys will help you for a flat fee. This means that you know exactly what the cost will be and our law firm will not add on "extras" at the end.
Contact Our Worcester and Springfield Law Firm for Help With Record Sealing
Call (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336) to schedule your FREE initial consultation today. Take charge of your life and your future. Or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you promptly.