Getting your criminal record expunged is critical, and you may be wondering whether you need the help of a lawyer to complete the process. The short answer is yes. You can save time and money, and increase the probability of having your petition approved, if you work with an attorney.
The Benari Law Group of southeastern Pennsylvania is a firm dedicated to criminal defense law, but our advocacy doesn’t end at trial. We will draft and file your expungement petitions, submit them to the court and fight them in court if the prosecutors object to the petitions, all to clear your record and protect your civil rights. We have offices in Media, West Chester, Philadelphia, Doylestown and Norristown. Visit us or call for legal representation that makes a difference.
Keeping Your Record Confidential
Expungement is a court-ordered process that effectively “seals” your criminal record so that potential employers, colleges and other companies conducting public records inspection or a background check do not see any arrests or convictions. This means that you will no longer have to report the criminal activity when applying for jobs, apartments and other housing, and you will finally be able to move forward with fewer barriers.
Only government agencies, law enforcement and criminal courts will retain access to your criminal record after the expungement is ordered. Unless you commit future crimes, your record should no longer bar you from opportunities.
Why Hire A Lawyer?
An experienced lawyer can help you to determine whether you are eligible for expungement before you pay fees or waste time with completing and submitting paperwork. If you are eligible, the process can still become complicated. In some cases, a court hearing is required. An attorney who is familiar with the courts and judges will know how to best present your case to get favorable results.
Contact The Benari Law Group
Our legal team has decades of combined experience. Our knowledge of the law and the criminal justice system is an asset to Pennsylvanians who want to have their criminal records sealed. Schedule a free consultation. Call 610-566-1006.
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