When you are arrested or charged of a criminal offence your life is altered. No matter what the outcome of the judgement is, you have a criminal record. Even a person who has had the charges against them dropped may receive some social segregation. Individuals with criminal records face barriers to participate in normal public life.
What is an Expungement?
Each state offers its own definition of an Expungement. Generally, an expungement is the sealing or destroying of criminal records. An expungement is the process that removes a criminal record from general view. People who have been expunged have paid their debt to society and can go on living their lives like their criminal past had never occurred.
Who has access to criminal records?
Before, it was only law enforcement and government agencies that had access to your record. Today, anyone with a credit card and the internet are able view your criminal past. There are businesses that offer criminal background checks on anyone.
Will my juvenile record show up on a record search?
Juvenile crime has increased since the 1990s. Since then, Juvenile records have been made more available due to increased crime and demand. If you want to clear your juvenile record we can also help seal it
How do I get Expunged?
What happens after I am Expunged?
Once your record is successfully expunged you do not have to disclose the conviction to anyone else. On employment, housing and education applications, you will not have to reveal any of your past criminal history. Your criminal record is treated as it had never occurred before. There will be absolutely no record of your arrest or conviction
*American Pardon Service does not provide legal advice or probability of success. Should you require legal assistance please consult a lawyer.