At the Emkey Law Firm, we represent clients who are looking for help in getting a second chance through criminal record expungement. Our Reading criminal defense lawyers offer sound legal advice and aggressive representation at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.
Contact our law firm online or call (610) 200-6103 to discuss your case.
According to Pennsylvania law, under limited circumstances individuals may obtain permission to remove criminal records from the files of various criminal justice agencies. This means that there is no longer any record of the incident that is accessible by these state agencies. Expungement, then, is what happens when you think of "sealing" or "clearing" a criminal record.
The benefits of a clean record include being able to answer "no" when asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime, as well as returning a clean background check for most ordinary purposes (checks by federal criminal justice agencies will still reveal your criminal history, but are rarely used). Our trusted criminal defense attorneys can fill you in on the rest and get you started on the process today.
Recently, Pennsylvania has broadened the law regarding what types of criminal convictions can be expunged. This expansion of the rules allows many people a chance for a clean slate. The biggest change is that if you were convicted of a summary offense and were not arrested or prosecuted for any offense for five years, the summary offense can be expunged.
A criminal record is for life, and it can affect you in a number of ways. Your job prospects, your credit score and even your travel plans can all be negatively impacted by that conviction. Luckily, our Reading criminal defense attorneys know how to get your record expunged, or cleared, so that you do not end up paying for one mistake for your entire life.
If you believe your quality of life and future prospects can improve by sealing your criminal record through an expungement, call the Emkey Law Firm for a free consultation today.