If you have a criminal record, the negative impacts can haunt your for the rest of your life. In some cases, they can even be worse than the consequences of the conviction itself. Rather than suffering from the same setbacks over and over again, hire a Manhattan expungement attorney to help you restore your reputation and reclaim your future.
Consequences of a Criminal Record
Think about all the times you have had to submit to a background check. It is now almost standard procedure when you rent a piece of property, when you apply for a job, or when you take out a loan. And every time that background check is conducted, it is revealed that you are a convicted criminal. For unfair but also unavoidable reasons, that makes you look like a risk.
The way to eliminate this ongoing obstacle is by working with an experienced Manhattan expungement attorney. For unfair but also unavoidable reasons, that makes you look like a risk. The way to eliminate this ongoing obstacle is by working with an experienced Manhattan expungement attorney.
What is Expungement?
Expungement is the process of removing negative information, usually in the form of conviction, from your criminal record. Unfortunately, New York state law does not allow for expungement, but it does allow records to be sealed. When this happens, your arrest and conviction record are not erased, but they are also not distributed to employers and other parties when they request it. A Manhattan expungement attorney can help you successfully seal your records and keep damaging information away from critical eyes.
Can All Records be Sealed?
There are some records that unfortunately cannot be sealed. It all depends on the nature of the criminal conviction. And even once a record has been sealed, it is still accessible to some parties like parole officers and the agencies that issue firearms licenses. However, any negative information that can be removed from your record will help to repair your reputation. In any case it is worth contacting a Manhattan expungement attorney to explore what can be done.
If mistakes from your past continue to hold you back, now is the time to pursue a solution. Contact Manhattan expungement attorney Troy A. Smith for a free consultation. At your earliest convenience, call (212) 537-4029.