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career over due to misdamenors Criminal Records, Expungement

Discussion in 'Criminal Records, Expungement' started by GOLDIELOCS1972, Aug 18, 2003.

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  1. GOLDIELOCS1972

    GOLDIELOCS1972 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I recently got terminated from my job an never had a problem getting another one. but due to a nasty divorce i obtained 3 misdamenors. one for vilotion court order, viloation domestic violence order, an harrasing phone calls. how can I get these removed from my record. I am already divorced my exhusband abandoned me an my son remarried an I had no finaces to fight him now I have no job an can't obtained one due to my record. Please help how or can I have them removed.
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    It is possible that you might qualify for expungement and the law and procedure varies according to state. The following has been posted before and are general guidelines to the laws that apply to most states.

    If you were arrested and either (a) ultimately pled guilty or no contest; AND (b) had adjudication of guilt "withheld" then it is possible to have your record sealed. Sealing criminal history involves two stages (1) adjudication of guilt must have been "withheld", and (2) the offense must qualify for sealing.

    Eligibility sealing or expungement of records will vary from state to state. Generally, the procedure is as follows:
    • Written application to seal record filed with Court
    • Original sentence must have been served
    • Applicant is facing no new charges
    • Note: The applicant faces the burden to prove that any probation requirements have been fulfilled
    Additional Requirements to Seal or Expunge Records:
    • Most felonies not eligible for expungement
    • Most sex offenses not eligible for sealing
    • Sealing typically applicable to juvenile offenses and or misdemeanors
    • If acquitted (found "not guilty" after trial) you can automatically have records sealed
    • Some states permit a prior sealed conviction to be used in sentencing for repeat offenses
     

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