Do I need a lawyer for expungement?
If your criminal record is eligible for expungement, you may not need to hire an attorney to complete the process.
You usually will be required to pay a fee in in order to file the expungement application with the court.
In more complex situations, you will need the assistance of a qualified criminal law attorney..
How do I get misdemeanors off my record?
Generally, the process requires a thorough review of the entire criminal record to ensure eligibility and to ensure all information is provided to the court. To expunge a misdemeanor case, an application or petition for expungement is filed to the court that initially handled the criminal case.
How long do misdemeanors stay on your record?
A misdemeanor stays on your record for life unless you successfully petition for expungement. There is no preset “expiration date” for misdemeanor crimes. Even though misdemeanor offenses are less serious than felonies, they are still serious breaches in the eyes of the law.
What misdemeanors Cannot be expunged?
Types of convictions that are often not eligible for expungement include:Murder.Felonies and first degree misdemeanors in which the victim is under 18 years of age.Rape.Sexual battery.Corruption of a minor.Sexual imposition.Obscenity or pornography involving a minor.Serious weapons charges.
How many misdemeanors can you get expunged?
You can only have one charge of any kind on your record (including misdemeanors and juvenile adjudications) in order to be eligible for an expungement. If you have two misdemeanors on your record, sorry to say that you are not eligible.
What does it mean to have a misdemeanor expunged?
Therefore, the two terms together—“misdemeanor expungement”—can be defined as when a person who has committed a type of misdemeanor crime, such as a traffic offense or petty larceny, has it removed from their criminal record, or alternatively, has that part of their criminal record sealed off from public access.