An Expungement Can Change Your Life
Sometimes one bad decision seems to follow you around for life. You’ve paid your fine, served time and fulfilled all of the requirements of a conviction a long time ago. Nonetheless, the subject of your arrest or conviction seems to keep coming up. It follows you when you want to apply for nursing school, or decide to become a teacher, or any number of other things. Maybe you’re pursuing a firearms identification card or want to rent a place to live. Many of these efforts require you to pass a background check. Depending upon the kind of arrests or convictions that show up on your record, you may find that many doors are closed to you.
Expungement may be able to change all of that. Although expungement doesn’t necessarily completely erase a conviction or arrest from your record, it can have the effect of isolating it. Having a record expunged means that the next time someone performs a background check, that black mark won’t be a part of the results.
Not everyone can obtain an expungement, and it’s almost certain that you’ll need an attorney to assist you. However, you may get the results you desire if you are a one-time offender who has since mended your ways and discontinued the behavior that got you into trouble. In fact, other people may qualify for an expungement as well. The only way to know for certain is by contacting an expungement attorney.
Expungement is a very particular area of the law. You’ll need an attorney who has experience in this area to help you file the necessary paperwork and fight for your rights. While no attorney can guarantee results, an expungement lawyer can at least dedicate themselves to vigorously pursuing your rights and providing guidance when you need it. Call or click to schedule a consultation today.