In order to have a criminal record expunged, it must be in the person’s best interest. Some examples of a criminal record being in a person’s best interest is if their criminal record limits access to better jobs, housing opportunities, and educational opportunities. The process for getting an expungement varies from state to state but generally requires the person to file a petition with the local court. After that happens, the judge will review it and could issue an order expunging or sealing records. Depending on the state, filing fees may be required for this process; however, many do not charge any money to file certain types of petitions for expungements or sealings. If you would like to have a conviction expunged from your record, or have any questions about the process, do not hesitate to contact Daniels Law Firm. Our dedicated criminal defense attorney, Millicent Daniels, will stand by your side through it all. Call today to discuss your situation with a Jacksonville expungement lawyer.
If a record is sealed, it means that the records can still be viewed by some entities such as potential employers if they get consent from the person. The good thing about sealing criminal records is that not only does it prevent future employers from looking up and seeing them, but it also prevents landlords and schools from doing so. To seal a criminal record, it must be in the person’s best interest. Some examples of criminal records being in a person’s best interest is if they cannot find employment because their criminal record shows up on background checks or if they are trying to adopt a child. Much like an expungement, the process for getting a record sealed varies but generally requires filing a petition with the local court. After that happens, the judge will review it and could issue an order sealing records. In some states, filing fees may be required for this process as well as others states; however, many do not charge any money to file certain types of petitions for expungements or sealings.
In conclusion, there are a lot of benefits to having a criminal record expunged or sealed. Even though if they are still accessible by some entities such as potential employers, landlords, and schools; they automatically lose their credibility and can be disregarded easily. Expungements and sealings help people get rid of criminal records without the fear of facing difficulties when trying to find employment in the future.
Expungements and Sealings help people get rid of criminal records. Without an expunged or sealed record, you can expect to face many difficulties when finding employment, leading to embarrassment for yourself in case it happens again with future jobs- which will most likely never come because employers discriminate against anyone charged with a crime regardless of how minor their involvement was at hand time. Daniels Law Firm handles all cases pertaining to these types of legal procedures, so contact us today to speak with a seasoned Jacksonville expungement lawyer.
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