Frequently Asked Expungement Questions

  1. How long will a citation, arrest, or conviction remain on my record?
  2. a. They will remain on your record forever. Unless you are able to expunge them.

  3. What is expungement?
  4. a. It is the legal process to clear your record.

  5. Why should I expunge my record?
  6. a. Once it is completed you can tell future employers, and others, that you have not been arrested or convicted.

  7. Can I expunge an arrest?
  8. a. Many, but not all, arrests can be removed from your record.

  9. Can I expunge a conviction?
  10. a. Many, but not all, convictions can be removed from your record.

  11. Is every arrest or conviction expungeable?
  12. 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.

  13. How long does it take to expunge an arrest or conviction?
  14. a. The process varies from county to county; however, the typical time frame is 2-3 months.

  15. Will I have to go to court?
  16. a. It is very rare for a person to have to appear in court for an expungement to occur.

  17. If an expungement is granted can I answer “no” if I am asked if I’ve ever been arrested or convicted of a crime?
  18. 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.

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