Understanding Expungement

Expungement is a legal process wherein a person can have a record of their arrest or conviction of a crime “sealed,” which means that it is effectively removed from their criminal record. The steps that one must take to expunge their record are different in every jurisdiction, so it is essential to consult an expert like those at the Law Office of Michael Lilly to help navigate the legal system.

What can an Expungement do?

When an expungement is granted, this does not mean that a person’s criminal record is totally destroyed. Certain legal and law enforcement officials can still access this information if necessary. However, public background checks such as those for employment and housing applications will not see the expunged arrest or conviction on your record, and you do not have to disclose the expunged record to them.

To find out if you are eligible to have a conviction or arrest expunged from your record, call 866-835-2400 to set up a consultation.