Expungements

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Seal a Criminal Record Pennsylvania

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Getting your record expunged of criminal charges can help you in many ways. When interviewing for a job, you no longer have to tell your employer about the arrest or conviction. Higher education institutions will not be able to see your arrest or conviction. An expungement wipes your record clean of any criminal offenses.

At the law firm of Barnard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie & Seelaus, LLP, we can help you seek to seal a criminal record. The new law in Pennsylvania allows certain offenders the opportunity to petition for an expungement. To schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney, contact our law firm.

Pennsylvania’s criminal record expungement

The availability of the internet and the prevalence of local, state and federal criminal records on the internet make it even more important for you to take the time to get your record expunged if you are eligible. If you are able to expunge your record, a notification is sent to local, state and federal authorities so your record is clean of the expunged charge at every level. The requirements for expungement include the following types of offenses that the court will consider expunging:

  • Underage drinking expungement: if you were caught drinking under the age of 21, you may be able to get your underage drinking violation removed from your record.
  • Record expungement: if you were placed on the ARD first offenders program and you have completed the probationary period, you can get seek to expunge your conviction.
  • Summary offense expungement: for offenders who were convicted of summary offenses, such as disorderly conduct or harassment, and a minimum of five years have passed since the ultimate disposition of the offense, the court can expunge your summary offense.
  • Juvenile record expungement: juveniles who have a criminal record can request an expungement of juvenile crimes after completion of the entire probationary period.

Expunge your record quickly and effectively

Removing offenses from your record provides you with a clean slate. Many young people in Pennsylvania make stupid mistakes only to learn that the consequences can last a lifetime. Employers, schools, banks, landlords and even your family can all have easy access to see your record.

If you are eligible to have your record expunged, contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers. We know the courts and the law of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. We will work to quickly and efficiently seek an expungement for you.

Contact Barnard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie & Seelaus for a free consultation with an experienced Delaware County, Pennsylvania lawyer. Our firm has offered a tradition of service to personal and business clients since 1980.

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