Expunging Your Criminal Record
Questions about cleaning up your criminal record? Is a past criminal conviction casting a dark shadow over your future? Maybe you’re desperate to find a better job but can’t because of your criminal record, or maybe you’re tired of being stigmatized as a registered sex offender based on a minor offense.
Good news: Hire us as your expungement attorney and we will do everything in our power to help you duck the shadow of that conviction and move on to a brighter future.
What Is An Expungement?
A common misconception is that an expungement attorney can make your criminal record disappear. The truth is, only certain types of convictions are eligible for expungement, and technically, when a criminal conviction is “expunged” it never actually disappears from your record. Instead, it is merely considered dismissed or pardoned and therefore hidden from the view of most parties that could run a background check on you. This enables you to honestly answer “no” when asked if you were convicted of the crime, but it does not prevent the expunged conviction from being considered as a prior if you should ever be accused of another crime.
What Other Services Can An Expungement Attorney Provide?
If your conviction is not eligible for expungement, don’t give up! As your expungement lawyer, we can help you explore many other possible options for reducing the impact of the conviction on your future, such as:
- Motions to reduce felonies to misdemeanors
- Motions to dismiss old convictions
- Sealing of juvenile records
- Sealing of arrest records
- Petitions for certificates of rehabilitation
- Applications for Governor pardons
- De-registry from online sex offender database
Thanks to our many years of experience practicing criminal law, we are able to pretty accurately gauge the reception these various types of relief measures are likely to receive in various courts under the specific circumstances of your case. You can rely on us to provide honest recommendations as your expungement attorney. We will never provide you with false hope but instead will present only the options that apply to your specific situation and provide a reasonable expectation of success.
Want To Learn More?
If you would like to discuss expungements or other various means of cleaning up your criminal record with a true expert in the law, call The Mattern Law Firm at 310-807-1263. We will be happy to provide you with a free case evaluation to get you started.