Erasing Criminal Records
When you are charged with a criminal offense, it can negatively impact you in the future. Many people do not realize that the steps they take after an arrest can affect their future job prospects, ability to obtain a student loan or buy a house.
For example, many people who work with their attorneys to negotiate a dismissal of their criminal charges or achieve a finding of not guilty at trial do not realize what their criminal record will say later. If a person gets a voluntary dismissal or a finding of not guilty, the original criminal charge will always be on his or her record.
Our goal is to help people learn from mistakes while helping them minimize the consequences that could limit their futures.
You don’t want a criminal record to follow you around your entire life, damage your reputation and cost you opportunities. The competition of finding a job nowadays is greater than ever — do not let a criminal record hinder your future.
Expunging Your Criminal Record
When you erase your record, you erase all of it — including any photos on the sheriff’s public website. Certain government entities may still be able to locate your criminal record after expungement, but general record checks will appear clean. This means the background checks done by your employer or a school will usually not disclose alleged involvement in criminal activity.
If you have ever been charged with a crime, do not let this affect your future. Please contact the office of Timothy R. Oswalt to schedule an appointment and let us help you try to obtain a clean criminal record.