Erase The Conviction From Your Record
At Brennan Law Offices in Philly, we understand how important it is to your future to have a clean criminal record. People make mistakes, but that mistake shouldn’t have to prevent you from getting jobs, securing mortgages or traveling in the future. We can help you pursue this critical goal through a criminal record expungement. We will work with you through all of the steps involved in getting an expungement, including gathering and preparing all of the necessary documents and petitioning the court.
If you’ve already been convicted of a crime and faced your charged and penalties in PA, then there is a chance you can have your criminal record cleared or erased completely. This process allows a person to state under oath that the crime never occured, but every state has its own requirements and laws.
In PA, it is your responsibility to either file an expungement petition or hire lawyers to file one for you. Specifically in Philadelphia, there are some pre-trial diversion programs which could result in an automatic expungement without needing to file a formal petition. Since the requirements can be so different by jurisdiction, it’s vital to have one of the best attorneys on your side who have an in-depth understanding of the legal actions necessary to put the past behind you.
PA has recently widened the law regarding which types of criminal offenses can be expunged with one of the best chances being if you were convicted of a summary offense or were not prosecuted for any offense for five years. Some of these other instances pertaining to those convicted in Philadelphia include:
- You were found “not guilty” after a judge or jury trial
- The charges were dismissed by the court due to lack of evidence or withdrawn or nolle prossed
- You were charged as a juvenile
- You successfully completed the ARD program by completing the period of pre-trial probation and paid all court costs, fines and restitution
- You are 70 years or older and have not been arrested in 10 years
- You had an underaged drinking conviction(s); it can be expunged once you turn 21
Considering the severity of subsequent DUI convictions, drug charges and multiple offenses for other crimes, it is especially important to have a clean record. Without an expungement, a minor slip-up could turn into a legal nightmare that has you facing years in prison. Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous expungements and are prepared to help you restore your record to its former state. We’ve drafted and filed hundreds of expungement petitions for people in the Greater Philadelphia area, Delaware, New Jersey and more, and this experience has helped us become one of the best expungement firms in the state to help you clear your record and start a new chapter in your life.
Clearing Your Record Starts Here
Do you need help sealing a criminal record? One of the best chances you have at clearing your record is working with a team of experienced expungement lawyers who understand all the specific details of the legal process involved. Brennan Law Offices will work with you to analyze all the information regarding your specific case and provide the consultation and advice you need every step of the way.
Contact us today online, or call us at 215-568-1400 to discuss your case with a highly qualified criminal defense attorney. From white collar crimes to sex offenses, we know what it takes to give you the best chance to move on with your life.