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Expungements

HOW DO I EXPUNGE MY RECORD?

An expungement removes a person's criminal arrest or conviction from the public record. This means that when potential employers or landlords run a background check on you, it will not show that you have been arrested or convicted of a crime. Only law enforcement agencies will have access to your expunged records. 

ELIGIBILITY

You may eligible to have your criminal record expunged if:

  • Your case was dismissed
  • A motion to quash was granted
  • Time limitations for instituting prosecution have expired
  • You were convicted of a misdemeanor and 5 years have passed since the end of your sentence
  • You were convicted of a felony and 10 years have passed since the end of your sentence
  • You were found guilty and sentenced under Article 893 or 894 and the charge was dismissed upon completion of all of the terms of your probation
  • The prosecution refused to prosecute
  • You received a first offender's pardon

The following crimes are ineligible for expungement:

  • Sex crimes
  • Domestic abuse battery
  • Crimes of violence
  • Crimes involving a minor who is under the age of 17
  • Distribution or manufacturing of any drug or controlled substance

PROCESS

In order to get a record expunged, you must file a motion to expunge to the court along with a background check that was completed within 60 days from the filing date. In addition, there is a filing fee that generally ranges from $550 and $700. 

The prosecution has 60 days to object to the motion. If there is no objection, the expungement is granted. If there is an objection, the court will hold a hearing to determine whether to grant the expungement.

Total Price

Attorney Fee: $1000

Filing Fees: Usually $550 but can be up to $700 for certain charges.

Total Price: $1550-$1700

Money back guarantee

If for any reason, your expungement is not granted (very rare), I will refund the attorney's fee, no questions asked. 

CONTACT ALEX LAIRD TODAY

There is no time to waste if you are facing criminal charges. Contact criminal lawyer Alex Laird today to schedule a free consultation where we will discuss your case in full detail and begin preparing your defense.

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