With only a few clicks of the mouse, anyone can access your personal information, including your criminal record. Potential employers, professional licensing committees, schools and other parties that may be making critical decisions that impact your future are able to see whether or not you have been arrested for a crime. Even people like your future father-in-law or mother-in-law can find this information and hold it against you. Thankfully, you may have options to make certain your record is clean.
At the Law Office of Jason H. Reece, we have been helping people clean their records since 1995. We will take care to review all of your available options, focusing particularly on the option of expungement, also referred to as expunction, to clear arrest records.
Expungement is the process of erasing public records so that members of the public cannot see any evidence of you being charged with a criminal offense. With a clean record, you are able to legally tell people, including potentially employers, that you have not ever been charged with a crime. This is important, particularly with the current competition in the job market.
Expungement is only available as an option if you were charged with a crime and were either found not guilty or your case was dismissed. We can help you remove records of arrests for marijuana possession, DWI or any other charge that was dismissed or resulted in a not guilty verdict. If you were convicted, expungement is an option after 5 years for a misdemeanor and 10 years for a felony, depending on the conviction/charge. Expungement is a paperwork intensive process that we are extremely experienced in.
Our experience means we understand the costs and benefits of all options. Before we proceed with an expunction, we will carefully review your situation to determine whether or not it is the best option for you. It is important to note that an adult can only use this option once ever, so it should be used carefully.
Our representation is available to residents of the Charlotte area, as well as people who were charged while visiting the area. We offer reasonable fees. Payment plans are available and credit cards are accepted. Contact us for a free initial consultation with a Charlotte expungements attorney.