Confidential fileThis post begins a series on the process of sealing or expunging a criminal record in Long Island, New York. I feel it is necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that many in our community may have difficulty moving their life forward after they have repaid their debt to society. If one clears their criminal history, they may have a better chance of gaining employment, housing, and other benefits. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to fully understand their options. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. The issues which I will analyze include:

  • The effect of sealing your record
  • One’s eligibility to seal a record
  • The process of clearing a criminal history
  • The benefits of retaining counsel to assist you

There are multiple reasons why I am choosing to address these topics. First, sealing your record can make it easier to pass a background check. This, in turn, can assist one with finding employment and with other situations. Second, a defendant will only be able to clear their history if they meet certain eligibility requirements. It is important to understand these requirements before making a request with the Court. Third, understanding the process for clearing one’s history can help to ensure that thing’s go smoothly. Finally, while the process may seem straightforward, retaining an attorney can assist you with making sure that your matter is handled as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Long Island record sealing lawyer. I am a former public defender who believes that everyone is entitled to a second chance. I pride myself on providing a high level of service and we are ready to help. Call today. My office also serves Kings County residents in Brooklyn, residents of Queens, those in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as people in other New York areas.