Felony expungements are difficult to accomplish and to even get one, you have to have a conviction that can even qualify. The list of felonies that can be expunged can be found here.
You will not qualify for an expungement if the crime involved domestic abuse or sexual assault, or a violation of an order for protection, a harassment restraining order, stalking, a violation of a DANCO, or any crime that requires registration as a sex offender.
Assuming your conviction is eligible, you will need to wait five years after the end of your sentence or five years after the completion of any subsequent crimes' sentencing to begin the process. It only gets more difficult after this point as you will need to convince the judge that the benefit of expunging your record outweighs the risk to the public that you may pose. Showing that you have made significant positive changes to your life or attained reliable employment is one only one aspect, but you will also need to show that not getting a felony expungement is significantly holding you back from improving your life.
It is possible to get a felony expungement but its highly unlikely without an attorney. The only felony expungements that are easily secured are ones that are decades old. The court will resist as much as possible due to the inherent severity of felony crimes. Having an attorney will ensure that the best possible argument is made on your behalf while you are free to continue living your life. We know how to make the 12 factors for your felony expungement make you a viable candidate. Through our experience of obtaining hundreds of expungements for our clients we know the ins and outs of expungement law and what the court likes to hear. You can schedule a free consultation with us by contacting us here.
Even if you are not yet eligible for a felony expungement, you may be eligible for a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor expungement. The fewer crimes on your record, the easier it will be to obtain expungements down the road. Don't wait, schedule a free consultation today.
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