Sealing / Expunging Records

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When a criminal case has gone through the Court system, you may want to have your criminal record including your arrest information “erased”. Sealing or Expunging is the legal term for “erasing” your criminal record.

Sealing a criminal record means that evidence of your case (court records, police reports, arrest information, etc.) is put in an envelope and sealed from public view. The envelope cannot be opened up without a Court order to unseal the record. Expunging a record means that your case (court records, police reports, arrest information, etc.) is destroyed. Some cases can be sealed but cannot be expunged. Some cases cannot be sealed or expunged. In order to determine whether your case is eligible to be sealed or expunged, call Andrew.

As a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Andrew is very familiar with the specific eligibility requirements, the petition process and the time frame for sealing or expunging a record. Andrew has filed scores of Petitions to Seal and Petitions to Expunge. He knows the various exceptions to the eligibility rules and will be able to quickly identify whether you are eligible to have your record sealed or expunged.

For more detailed information about Sealing or Expunging your criminal record, please check our FAQs or go to our Blog to read articles on the importance of “erasing” your criminal record.

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