Frequently Asked Expungement Questions
- How long will a citation, arrest, or conviction remain on my record?
- What is expungement?
- Why should I expunge my record?
- Can I expunge an arrest?
- Can I expunge a conviction?
- Is every arrest or conviction expungeable?
- How long does it take to expunge an arrest or conviction?
- Will I have to go to court?
- If an expungement is granted can I answer “no” if I am asked if I’ve ever been arrested or convicted of a crime?
a. They will remain on your record forever. Unless you are able to expunge them.
a. It is the legal process to clear your record.
a. Once it is completed you can tell future employers, and others, that you have not been arrested or convicted.
a. Many, but not all, arrests can be removed from your record.
a. Many, but not all, convictions can be removed from your record.
a. No. There are many exceptions and the laws change frequently. Please contact us with the specifics of your situation so that we can first help you find out if you are eligible and then help you through the process.
a. The process varies from county to county; however, the typical time frame is 2-3 months.
a. It is very rare for a person to have to appear in court for an expungement to occur.
a. In almost all circumstances, when the court grants an expungement, of either an arrest or a conviction, you are allowed to answer any questions relating to that arrest, or that conviction, as if neither had taken place.