If you’ve been convicted of criminal charges in the past and would like to get those removed from your record, consider hiring an attorney to navigate the expungement or pardon process for you. These can both be complex procedures, which is why it is important to work with an experienced attorney like those at Chieppor & Egner LLC.
Criminal record expungement is removing specific charges and convictions from a person’s criminal record. If you have your criminal record expunged, any and all records of the offense will be deleted so there is no trace that it ever existed. Not every charge may be able to be removed from a criminal record, but some charges can be completely cleared. Other charges and convictions can be cleared with a pardon.
Eligibility for having your criminal record expunged:
Benefits of having your criminal record expunged:
The process of having your record expunged varies depending on how busy the court is, but it typically takes two to four months.
These two charges are usually eligible for expungement:
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A pardon or “Governor’s Pardon” is an act performed by the Governor where a person is forgiven for a crime they committed. A pardon can forgive misdemeanor and felony convictions, and it completely clears a record. In the state of Pennsylvania, the pardon process is detailed and time-consuming and done through an application for clemency.
How the pardon process works:
As you can see, this is a difficult procedure. Thankfully, working with an experienced attorney can make a significant positive difference.