You hear the term “expunge” thrown around often – all you know is you want a clean record, whatever it’s called, right?! Well, Lloyd Law Firm frequently assists its clients in cleaning their records from the criminal blemishes of the past. There are two main legal vehicles available to accomplish this: (1) expunction and (2) non-discloure.
Expunction is a civil order that when signed by the Judge essentially wipes the slate clean of the offense and any details surrounding it, e.g. the arrest, criminal history, jail time, trial, clerk’s office records, etc. so that you can in most cases simply claim that it never happened. The ability to receive an expunction is very limited, though, and is reserved for particular circumstances, such as when a case is dismissed before probation or an acquittal at trial (Not Guilty finding). We can certainly discuss whether this pertains to you.
More frequently, a non-disclosure is the remedy to clean your records from the public view. This is also a civil suit that is filed and sent to the several agencies that touched the criminal case, and when an order by the Judge is signed, removes the offense from the general public’s view. This is great choice to boost our client’s credibility when interviewing to get them into apartments, new jobs, and new lives. Sometimes, there are waiting periods and other limitations to receiving a non-disclosure, but Lloyd Law Firm is well-versed in the law surrounding this area and looks forward to discussing your options.