Expunging A Misdemeanor Charge
One can obtain a misdemeanor conviction for a number of reasons, from DUI to disorderly conduct, and there's a good chance that if you have one, you don't really feel like a criminal. Unfortunately, in the eyes of the law, you are, and even if you have already served out your punishment, you may be treated differently.
Why Expunge a Misdemeanor?
When you were arrested for your misdemeanor, you probably pled guilty and were given a few hours of community service, a fine or both. You probably thought that was that. In a way, you're correct. However, the fact you may not be aware of is that that charge stays on your record for the rest of your life. That means if someone asks you if you have been found guilty of a crime, you will have to say yes, and that could mean alienating the other party to the point where you lose relationships, jobs or other opportunities. When you expunge or seal arrest records, it is as if the crime never happened, and you are under no obligation to acknowledge it in any way whatsoever.
In most states, if you have only a single misdemeanor, you have a very good chance of obtaining relief. Your likelihood of clearing your record will vary from state-to-state, but in general all it will take to get that misdemeanor off your record, whether it is through sealing of the criminal record, setting aside the verdict, or some other method of cleaning up your record, will be filling out the proper paperwork and possibly making a court appearance.
How to Expunge a Criminal Record
The fist step to expunging your record is seeing if you are eligible. Our free online eligibility test can quickly and confidentially tell you if your are eligible for expungement or another form of record clearance. If you don't know exactly what is on your record, our recommended attorneys can help you figure that out. Attorneys who specialize in expungement can provide fast results at affordable rates. They can also explain all of the benefits of expungement to you.
If you're ready to be free and clear of that unfortunate incident in your past once more, just take the free eligibility check. This will let you know if you qualify for an expunged record. Once that's done, you can sign up to clear your misdemeanor charge from your record. With a small first payment, we will get the process started for you. Our firm handles everything from start to finish, from the retrieval of the court records through appearing at any hearings on your behalf. We have successfully cleared over 15,000 cases, and if you have a misdemeanor conviction on your record, you too may be able to leave your past mistakes behind you.
To see if you are eligible to expunge your misdemeanor record, click here.
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