How to Expunge Criminal Records

A criminal record can make it more difficult to land a job or even rent an apartment. Depending on the conviction, expungement may be used to essentially "erase" the charges in the eyes of the law. The expungement process varies from state to state, and cannot be used for certain types of convictions. While not entirely erased in the literal sense of the word, expunging a record can make it easier for a convicted criminal to lead a normal life. What is Expungement and How Does it Affect Your Record? Most criminal records are available to the public, which means employers and landlords can find this information if they search for it. Expungement will alter your record by either diminishing the offense or removing it altogether from public record. Convictions or arrests are "sealed," so the conviction does not have to be disclosed and the public will not find record of...
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