Is your criminal record holding you back? If so, you may want to ask the court to expunge your record. Expunging your record means that your prior conviction is set aside. If you successfully expunge your record, you are considered to not have been convicted for most purposes. As a result it may be easier for you to get a job, housing or an approved line of credit.
To be eligible for record expunged you must meet very specific criteria. Most importantly, you are only eligible for an expungement if you have only ONE prior conviction. This rule applies to both felonies and misdemeanors. You may only have one total prior conviction in order to be eligible for expungement. Furthermore, you must wait at least five years from the date you were convicted. If your sentence involved any term of imprisonment then you must wait five years from the date you were released from prison / jail. There are numerous other criteria that applies when requesting an expungement, an experienced attorney such as Clint W. Perryman will be able to efficiently process your application and represent you at the hearing. The process can be complicated and just because you are eligible does not automatically mean a judge will grant your request. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will work hard to convince the deciding judge that you deserve to have your record expunged.