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Why You Should Expunge Your Criminal Record

Law Offices of Dion J. Custis, P.C. June 2, 2022

Have a criminal record? Seek an expungement, it will help you with just about everything.

Expungement is a great way to get rid of a criminal record in WY and CO.  Each state has its own specific statutes dealing with how to expunge a criminal record and it depends on your specific record, whether it’s a felony or misdemeanor, how much time has passed since the conviction, whether you have had any convictions since and other matters as well.  However, consulting with an attorney who handles these will drastically improve your future.

Expungement is generally defined as removing a person’s criminal conviction from the state central repository at the division of criminal investigation from being disseminated to others other than for criminal justice purposes.  This will allow for one to be free from potential employers, schools, housing authorities and the like from having access to a person’s criminal history.  An expungement can greatly improve a person’s ability to gain employment, education, housing and other essential privileges in society.

The process involves several steps of petitioning the Court of conviction and persuading the District Attorney and Court that one is eligible and deserving of an expungement.  The process can be fairly quick, within 30 days or so.  My office has handled many successful expungements of person’s looking to remove their criminal record and have a better life.  Again, a lot depends on the specifics of your criminal record but my office can quickly evaluate your eligibility and probability of expunging your record.  Be aware that just because you may have made a mistake previously, you do not have to live the rest of your life with a criminal record and there are ways, such as an expungement, to clear that conviction from your record.  Please contact my office for a free consultation to determine your eligibility.