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Expungement Can Help You Get Your Life Back On Track

Your arrest will be part of your criminal history until you act to remove it. The record of your arrest can remain and can cause problems when you are applying for a job or looking for an apartment. With the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer, you may be able to have all records of the arrest sealed.

Increasingly, employers, landlords and others are asking for background checks and denying jobs and housing to people with any type of criminal history. In certain jobs, such as working at a bank or as a contractor, or where you need to be bonded, a criminal history can keep you from getting a job.

If you have not been convicted of a criminal charge or after the arrest, both misdemeanor or felony, the arrest may be expunged. It is important to note that an expungement can be pursued ONLY if you have not been convicted. You cannot expunge a criminal conviction.

I can help you take all the necessary action to remove either type of criminal charge from your permanent record. Only a court can allow access to a sealed and expunged criminal record.

Restoration of Civil and Firearms Rights

If you have been convicted of a felony, you lose your civil rights and the right to possess a firearm and ammunition. Rights can be restored. For avid hunters, the loss of firearms rights is a serious matter. A person convicted of a felony can petition the court and have their rights to carry a gun and possess ammunition restored.

When you contact The Law Office of Susan E. Allen, Attorney at Law, PLLC, in Richmond, I will set up a confidential meeting to examine all the facts and circumstances surrounding your prior criminal matters and work with you to determine whether you can seek expungement. To set up a private meeting to discuss whether your criminal record can be expunged, contact me or call me at 804-592-2058. My office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and evenings and weekends by appointment. Credit cards accepted.