Virginia Beach Expungement Attorney
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Expungement is a process in which your record of arrest or conviction is
erased or concealed from the public. After your record has been expunged,
criminal convictions and arrests are no longer required to be disclosed
on applications for a job or apartment. Additionally, your convictions
will remain absent from background checks conducted by potential employers
and educational institutions. Having your record expunged can help you
overcome the social stigma that comes with a criminal conviction or arrest.
Is an Expunged Record Really Erased?
In the literal sense of the word, an expunged conviction is not completely
erased. Expunged charges can still be viewed by government agencies, law
enforcement, and criminal courts. This limited access to your record is
sometimes called being “under seal.” Some legal proceedings
might consider an expungement that is under seal to be proof of a prior
Eligibility for Expungement
Whether or not your record qualifies for expungement depends on the following:
- State Jurisdiction
- The Nature of the Crime
- The Amount of Time that Has Passed Since the Conviction
- Criminal History
Our Virginia Beach defense attorney can assess your case and determine
if you qualify to have your record expunged. Expungement law is complicated
and different jurisdictions have different requirements. An experienced
lawyer can inform you about the legal requirements needed for your record
to be expunged. Call us today.
Expungement vs. Sealed Record
Although “expungement” and “sealing” are usually
used interchangeably, there are some key differences. Expunged records
are physically destroyed, while sealed records are hidden from the general
public. However, some states don’t allow for the destruction of
records. In these states, your records can be unsealed in certain circumstances.
Our Experienced Defense Lawyer Can Help Clean Up Your Record
A criminal conviction can keep you from rebuilding your life and reputation.
Let our lawyer help you out today. At The Law Offices of Daniel J Miller,
we provide knowledgeable legal advice and representation that is tailored
to your situation. Our team is ready to fight for your rights.
Call (757) 517-2942, or contact our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer
for your free consultation.