Criminal charges can have a serious detrimental impact on your life, even if the charges against you are ultimately dismissed. Having an arrest on you record could limit your ability to find a job, gain admission to a school, or to obtain housing. Having your record expunged can help you to avoid these negative consequences.
You may be eligible for an expungement if:
- You were convicted of a misdemeanor before you reached the age of 18
- You were convicted of misdemeanor possession of alcohol before you reached the age of 21
- Your case was dismissed, or you were found not guilty
- It has been fifteen years since you were convicted of a crime
If you were accused or arrested for a crime, even if you weren’t convicted, your information will remain on public record for anyone to view. Even if your case was dismissed, society will hold these accusations against you. Having your record expunged seals a case that has been dismissed from the public record.
If a past accusation or arrest is keeping you from living the life that you want, contact attorney Ronald J. Shook to inquire about having your record expunged. Our office will complete all of the necessary paperwork needed to clear your record.