Criminal charges can follow you around long after serving a particular penalty. Securing employment, applying for housing, and qualifying for loans can be extremely difficult even after your probationary period has run. The lawyers at AAAL – Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can help you obtain an expungement to clear your criminal record and give yourself the second chance you deserve.
With an expungement, your charges are erased from public records and you gain the legal right to deny that the charges ever took place, especially in an application for work, housing, school, or loans.
Charges that are eligible for expungement in Pennsylvania include ARD offenses, summary offenses (if you have been free from arrest for five years), and charges that were nolle prossed, withdrawn, or dismissed.
A Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney can petition the court in the county where the charges took place and can guide you through the expungement process to ensure that your application is submitted correctly. An attorney may also represent you at any hearing on your expungement application and advocate on your behalf before the court.
If you’re looking to clear up your criminal record, get in touch with a Pittsburgh lawyer from AAAL – Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C. Our criminal defense team has helped hundreds of clients get started towards a better future. Call our attorneys today for a free consultation and discover what we can do for your case.