Being charged and convicted of a crime will follow you the rest of your life. A criminal record is a permanent record. You committed a crime and now anyone, friends, family, employers, can find these charges. You might be wondering if there is a way to get the charges off of your record.
Spade Law is able to fight for you to have your record expunged.
What does having your record expunged mean
To expunge means “to remove something completely” as defined by Webster. If you have a criminal record, you should contact Spade Law about getting it expunged.
There are limitations on who can have their record expunged.
Who is eligible to have their record expunged
If you are at least 70 years old and it has been 10 years since your prison release date or your court ordered supervision date and you have not been rearrested, you can qualify to have your record expunged.
If you had a record as a juvenile and would like to have it expunged, you must wait for a certain amount of time to pass, and then you are eligible.
If your offense was a summary offense, a minor offense that was a not a traffic citation, and you have no arrests or convictions of any crime for five years after that original conviction you may qualify.
If there is no disposition of the original prosecution that has been received or has occurred in 18 months since the date of the arrest and no action is pending, you can qualify for expungement of your criminal record.
If someone has been deceased for three or more years, this may qualify them to have their record expunged.
How can Spade Law help you get your record expunged
An attorney at Spade Law will petition the court that had jurisdiction over your conviction for an order to have your record expunged. The court will then review the petition and consider any arguments. Once the court reviews the petition and arguments, they may grant the order. The court is then responsible for sending a certified order to the agency or agencies that keep the records and tells those agencies to expunge the records.
There is a Pennsylvania Program called Accelerated Disposition Program. This program is designed as a special pre-trial intervention program for non-violent offenders who do not have any other criminal record. Ask a Spade Law attorney today about this program to see if you qualify.
If you do qualify for the Accelerated Disposition Program, your record will be expunged once the program is completed successfully.
Who qualifies for the Accelerated Disposition Program
If you have no previous criminal record and you are convicted of a non-violent crime, a Spade Law attorney can help you with this program.
Call Spade Law now if you want to get your record expunged. It only takes a few simple steps to start the process to a clean history.