In Pennsylvania, under some circumstances, you may be able to have a criminal record expunged, which means that information is removed from your record. For over 30 years, Fisher & Fisher Law Offices have been successfully representing residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Monroe, Wayne, Pike, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon, and Northampton Counties. In that time we have helped numerous clients have their public records lawfully expunged so they could restart their lives and careers with a clean slate.
You may be eligible for expungement if:
- You are at least 70 years old and have not been arrested for 10 years following release from prison or supervision;
- You are seeking to expunge juvenile records, and it has been more than five years since discharge;
- You have a summary offense, it has been more than five years since that offense, and you have had no arrests since;
- You successfully completed an ARD program (for anything other than an offense involving sexual abuse of a minor).
- If you are eligible to have your records expunged, you may petition the court for an order of expungement.
Why should a record be expunged?
There are many reasons why a person may want to expunge criminal records. For example, a background check such as an Act 33/34 clearance will produce details of criminal cases that might affect future employment opportunities, the ability to be bonded, or the right to obtain a gun permit. All criminal cases remain a matter of public record until a motion for expungement has been filed in the Department of Court Records, Criminal Division, and is granted by an order of the court. If you are being denied certain rights or job opportunities because of a past blemish on your record, rest assured that Fisher & Fisher will fight vigorously on your behalf so you can start fresh. To find out if you are eligible, call Fisher & Fisher Law Offices today for a free consultation.