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DC Expungement Lawyer

If you are still feeling the consequences of an arrest or conviction even after you have served your time, it may be in your best interest to contact a DC expungement lawyer to determine if you are eligible to have your criminal record sealed.

In Washington, DC, there are options available to potentially have your criminal record expunged. Our attorneys can assist you in understanding the expungement process as well as determining your eligibility for having your record sealed.

Eligibility for Record-Sealing

There are generally two circumstances in the District of Columbia where a person is eligible to have their record sealed. One is if they can prove that they were innocent of the crime of which they were charged and the other is if they can prove that it is in the interest of justice to seal their records.

Beyond this there are other offense-specific sealing provisions; such as defendants who are convicted and sentenced prior to their twenty-second birthday may be eligible for an automatic sealing of their record, but they are less common and not generally applicable to all defendants.

If you have committed a felony or misdemeanor in which the victim was under the age of 18, expunging your arrest is probably not feasible. If your charge was dismissed or “No Papered” by the government, or if you received a “Noelle Prosequi” disposition, felony charges might be eligible for expungement.  If you have been convicted of certain misdemeanors and completed your probation without any incidents, you can usually successfully expunge your arrest after a waiting period that varies depending on your exact charge.  It is important to note that there are also select misdemeanors for which a conviction is ineligible for expungement, including a DUI/DWI or a sex offense.

Having your record expunged with the help of our DC lawyers could prevent you from suffering the many possible disadvantages and negative consequences that can arise from having a criminal record. We can provide you with a strong and experienced attorney to assist you in the expungement process and ensure that you receive fair treatment by the judicial system.

Negative Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

The main reason to go through the expungement process is to avoid all of the negative consequences associated with having a criminal “record.” For instance, many people who have criminal charges on their record may have difficulty finding gainful employment or housing. Criminal charges can also impact a parent’s rights to visitation or custody. Other rights that might be revoked due to a criminal record include the right to own a firearm and the right to vote. An attorney in DC could help someone with the expungement process so that they can get their life back on track after being convicted of a crime.

Speak with a DC Expungement Attorney

A DC expungement lawyer could help someone determine if they are eligible to have their record sealed after being convicted or arrested for a criminal offense. You do not have to deal with the negative consequences of a criminal conviction on your record for life. Call today to see what our legal team could do for you and your case.

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