Don't Let A Criminal Record Hold You Back

Your criminal record is public. Everyone can see it, including potential employers. Not only can they see if you were convicted of a crime, they can see if you were arrested. Your record can work against you when applying for a job and in many other situations. Thankfully, there are options available to clear your record in certain circumstances.

Criminal Record Expungement

Expungement is the process of taking an arrest or a conviction off your record so it cannot be seen by the general public. Potential employers and similar parties will no longer be able to see that you were arrested or convicted. However, law enforcement agencies, courts, and a few others may be able to access your records in the future.

This record-clearing option is available if you were arrested but not charged, or if you were charged but not convicted. It is also available to remove certain ordinance violations and misdemeanor convictions, as long as they are at least five years old. Some felony convictions may even be removed. Domestic violence offenses and sex offenses are not eligible for expungement. There are limits to the number of convictions that can be removed.

At Palazzo Law Firm in Gretna, Louisiana, our attorneys can review your situation to help you determine if you are eligible for expungement. If you are, we will complete the appropriate documents and move your case through the system efficiently with the goal of clearing your record as quickly as possible. Our criminal law services are available to people in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and throughout the Gulf South region.

Free Consultation About Your Record-Clearing Options

Call 504-433-1442 or email us. Our lawyers will educate you about how you can clear your criminal record. Do not let past brushes with the law impact your future.