This post is written to conclude and recap my series on sealing (sometimes referred to as “expungement”) of your New York criminal record. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many individuals do not realize that they have the option to put their past behind them. Doing so can help those, who have served their debt to society, to move on with their lives. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide their information which will help people to more fully understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance, then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I addressed multiple topics over my recent articles. The issues which I discussed include:
- The effect of sealing a New York criminal record
- Eligibility to seal a New York record
- The process of sealing your record
- Whether you need an attorney to seal your record
I felt that these were important topics to address. First, some do not realize the extent to which sealing a record can assist them with passing a background check. This, in turn, can open up new opportunities for employment, housing, etc. Second, relatively recent (as of the writing of this article) changes in New York law have expanded the eligibility of individuals to clear their history. Third, understanding the process of clearing your past can help to ensure that things are handled correctly. Finally, there are many benefits to retaining counsel to assist you.
One point I repeated, in each of these articles, is that it is important to begin the process as soon as possible if you are eligible to clear your history. One never knows when they may need to pass a background job. The need to find new employment or housing can arise suddenly. By sealing your record now, you help to ensure that a problem does not arise when you find yourself in need of being able to pass a background check. As a Long Island criminal defense lawyer, I am able to assist with such matters. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.
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