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What is an expungement?

When you are charged with a crime, it can have serious effects on many aspects of your future. You may not be able to have certain crimes removed from your record in a process that is known as an expungement. If you were charged with a crime but you were able to get it expunged, your chances of getting the jobs you want, the loans you would like to take out, and the housing that you want can become a reality. However, if you were convicted of a crime that you were charged with, you are not able to obtain an expungement.

Only certain crimes are able to be expunged. If you are charged with a violent felony, there is no way that you will be able to have that taken off of your record. However, if you were charged with a traffic violation or another misdemeanor, you may be able to have that expunged. There are even situations where you are able to get a felony expunged. Not all felonies can be expunged. They can’t be considered violent felonies, the person can’t be found guilty and they can’t have committed another crime over the last five years.

Obtaining an expungement can be a daunting task but it may definitely be worth it in the end. Your future may be significantly better in regards to housing, jobs, and finances in general. If you are unsure as to whether or not you qualify for an expungement, you should contact an experienced criminal law attorney who can look at your case and tell you what your chances of success are.

If you have been charged with a crime and need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Mobile and the surrounding areas, please contact the attorneys at Darley Law, LLC.

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