In today’s world there is an electronic footprint for nearly everything you do. But when that data includes all of your mistakes, your future opportunities may take a hit. In order to keep your criminal record free of blemishes, there are things you can do. But, the possibility of having a record cleared is only available in certain circumstances, so before you decide to ask for an expungement of your record, make sure you qualify and that the results will be beneficial.
Asking for a criminal record to be expunged means that the information regarding an arrest and case are no longer visible to the public. This requires you to take legal action, and if you are successful here are three things to know about expunging a criminal record:
- Any referenced to the charges filed against you will be made invisible to public viewing. This will allow you to truthfully answer questions about an arrest record when applying for certain jobs and licenses, but in some instances the data remains accessible so you have to be careful about what information you provide and to whom it is provided after having a record expunged.
- Among the agencies that may still have access to the information of your arrest are the police and military.
- Having a record expunged “wipes the slate clean”, and if that slate includes your driving record an expungement should be part of keeping harmful points off your driving record.
The reasons people seek expungement are personal, and we can help you decide if expungement is right for your case. Call us today to find out if you qualify for an expungement, and if the results will benefit you.
If you have questions about how to clear your criminal record, call a competent criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for help. Call us to schedule an appointment.