Record Expungement

Record Expungement Attorney

record expungement attorney bucks countyIf you’ve been arrested in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Lehigh County, Philadelphia or surrounding areas and the charges were dismissed or withdrawn, you will still have an arrest record. If you are a first-time offender who successfully competed the ARD program attorney , you will still have an arrest record.

An arrest record can haunt you for the rest of your life, even if you’ve never been charged or convicted. Your job prospects, educational opportunities and housing options can all be hindered if you have to say “yes” when asked if you have ever been arrested. An expungement wipes your slate clean and allows you to truthfully state “no” to that perilous question.

Criminal Record Expungements in Bucks County and Montgomery County

Pennsylvania law recognizes that a first offense, even a felony, may not always be a true representation of a person’s character and allows, in some instances, for the clearing of certain criminal records. This process, known as criminal record expungement, is available to people accused of or convicted of certain offenses in Pennsylvania.


What is a Criminal Record Expungement?

Pennsylvania law recognizes that a first offense, even a felony, may not always be a true representation of a person’s character and allows, in some instances, for the clearing of certain criminal records. This process, known as criminal record expungement, is available to people accused of or convicted of certain offenses in Pennsylvania.

A criminal record expungement is a legal proceeding requesting a criminal record be sealed or destroyed, effectively clearing your arrest record. All files relating to your criminal conviction, dismissal, arrest or acquittal will be inaccessible to potential employers or others and not appear in a background check.

Law enforcement officials and courts will still be able to access the expunged information in order to determine your eligibility for alternative punishment programs for future offenses.


Benefits of a Criminal Record Expungement

A criminal record expungement takes away the ability to publicly search your arrest record and gives you a fresh start. Once your record has been expunged, the law allows one to say it never happened.

Employment
 
Education
 
Housing
 
Loans
Licensing
 
Insurance
 
Firearm Rights
 
Federal Assistance
 
Adoption
 
Volunteering

Criminal Record Expungement Eligibility in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Lehigh County, Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas

Many people made one mistake and are now experiencing the serious consequences and embarrassment of a conviction. If you have kept clean for a number of years, you may be eligible for the expungements of certain criminal records. Experienced criminal record expungement attorney Keith J. Williams is ready to help ensuring a bright future unhindered by the past.


Crimes Eligible for Criminal Record Expungement

If your criminal record is otherwise clean and you have no other charges pending, you may be able to have your criminal records expunged for convictions of offenses such as:

Disorderly conduct
Public drunkenness
 Retail theft (shoplifting)
 Harassment
 Underage drinking
 Driving without a license
 And other non-traffic summary offenses

Records Eligible for Expungement

The records expunged can include all identifiable descriptions, dates and notations of arrests, indictments, information and other formal charges or dispositions to include:

Complaints
 Warrants
 Arrests
 Commitments
 Processing Records
Fingerprints
• Photographs
 Index Cards
 “Rap Sheets”
 Judicial Docket


Criminal Record Expungement Eligibility Factors

In Pennsylvania, you may petition to expunge arrests & non-convictions if:

You were found not guilty.
 
Your charges were dismissed.
 
Your charges were withdrawn.
 
You were accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program, completed all terms and conditions and paid all fines and costs.
 
You received Probation Without Verdict under the Controlled Substances Act.
 
You were a first-time DUI offender and successfully completed ARD.
 
You were charged as a juvenile.
 
You had an underage drinking conviction (once you turn 21).
 
You are 70 years or older and have not been arrested in 10 years.
 
You pled guilty to a summary offense more than five years ago and have a clean record since the offense. You were charged with an alcohol-related offense and have met all the terms and conditions of the sentence imposed.

Criminal Record Expungement in Bucks County, PA

Experienced Criminal Record Expungement Attorney in Bucks County

Expunging criminal records can be a complicated, time-consuming process. Your Petition for and proposed Order of Expungement must contain specific, complete and accurate information or the court will dismiss it.


Factors Considered in Granting a Criminal Record Expungement

In determining if your request should be granted, the court will consider such factors as:

Damage to your reputation
Your livelihood and future earnings capacity
The nature and severity of the offense
Your prior criminal history
The state’s interest in preserving the record to protect the public

If you are interested in having an arrest or conviction expunged from your record, experienced criminal record expungement attorney Keith J. Williams, Esq. can help you!


Why Hire Keith J. Williams Law for Your Criminal Record Expungement?

Keith J. Williams has decades of experience defending clients against criminal charges and has a comprehensive understanding of the laws and procedures governing criminal record expungements. He has extensive experience getting Pennsylvania criminal record expungements filed as quickly, thoroughly and efficiently as possible so you can put this behind you.

Keith J. Williams Law will prepare and file all documentation required by the courts and be your advocate during all hearings or proceedings throughout the entire criminal record expungement process.

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With the right criminal record expungement attorney, you can put the past behind you. Contact Keith J. Williams Law today! Your initial consultation is FREE!