If, in the past, you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of a criminal offense, then you may possess a criminal record that has caused a negative impact to various facets of your life. Your record may have resulted in the loss of your job, or made it difficult for you to find gainful employment. You also may have found difficulty in trying to obtain a home or auto loan, or applying for secondary education. Fortunately, there is a legal process you may be able to use to your advantage called expungement. Expungement is the sealing or destroying of a prior criminal record, and can be utilized for many criminal offenses, including some felonies. Once an expungement has been obtained, you will be able to legally state that you have never been involved with the crime in question, as well as leave out any mention of the crime in applications that ask for your criminal history.
If you are seeking an expungement, it is recommended that you contact one of the experienced Akron criminal defense attorneys at DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder. Our firm has been representing individuals in criminal cases for many years, and our aggressive and thorough approach has resulted in successful outcomes for many of our clients. We are available to assist you in petitioning for your expungement, and will work to maximize your chances of the petition being accepted by a judge.
While an expungement can have a substantially positive impact on your life, it is not an overly simple process to obtain one. There are obstacles that must be overcome if you are to be successful in your petition, and without experienced representation, you may become lost or confused in the process. An attorney who is familiar with expungement requests can guide you through the proceedings in order to give you a strong chance of regaining a life that is free of being marred by a criminal record.
Contact an Akron expungement lawyer if you are intent on erasing a record of a prior criminal arrest or conviction and are in need of legal help.