Get Your Record Expunged in Camden and Gloucester Counties
Many people do not know that when they are arrested, even if not convicted, their record of arrest will be public record. Records of both arrests and convictions can be accessed by potential employers, insurance companies, creditors and landlords. This can have negative impact on these areas of your life.
Call 856-547-7733 for a free initial consultation with experienced criminal defense attorney Scott Burns to discuss your expungement or other legal questions.
Expungement of your criminal record seals your record. Anyone doing a background check will be informed that you have no record. The record is isolated and sealed from public view.
Expungement is a complicated court process. You can undertake it on your own, or you can let an attorney take care of it for you. Scott Burns, Attorney at Law, is familiar with and regularly handles the process of expunction on behalf of his clients. We understand how important it is to have your name cleared.
Benefits of Expungement
- On employment applications for stockbroker, banker, teacher or any other position, you will not need to list anything about your expungement record. You do need to list your record if seeking work as a lawyer or in the judicial branch of the government.
- You do not need to list your record on applications for school (except law school) or for professional licenses (except to practice law).
- You do not need to list your expunged record on adoption applications.
Do You Qualify for Expungement?
Waiting time for expungement depends on the nature of the crime that was committed. For violent crimes, the waiting time is 10 years from the date that the applicant has completed his or her criminal justice requirement. For a domestic violence conviction, the waiting time is five years. For a dismissal, you don’t have to wait at all. For juvenile crimes, the waiting time can be up to five years.
Federal crimes cannot normally be part of an expungement record.
DWI convictions also cannot be expunged. Other types of criminal records also cannot be expunged.
To learn whether your record can be expunged by an affordable, efficient and knowledgeable expungement and criminal defense lawyer, please call Scott Burns, Attorney at Law: 856-547-7733 or contact us online.