Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Expungements Can Be Difficult

When it comes to expungements of convictions on a person’s criminal record, it can be a very difficult task and this can be especially true depending on the state you live in. There are some states that only allow charges like retired, dismissed, diversion, pre-trial or post-trial charges to be erased from a criminal record. Regardless of where a person lives, a conviction can be devastating. It is something that can have a negative effect on where a person is allowed to live or work. This is precisely why a person that is in the position of possibly having convictions expunged from their criminal record will want to consult with an experienced criminal attorney that specializes in expungements.
A lot of people are not even aware of the fact that even when they have went to trial and have been completely cleared of the charges that were filed against them, in many cases the charges will remain on their record. It is in situations like this that expungements can be especially beneficial. There are also other situations that expungements are in order and a few of these include the following:
  • When a person’s innocence is proven through new DNA evidence
  • Upon completion of deferred sentences like alcohol treatment, probation or anger management
  • When convictions have been overturned or acquitted

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