Get Help When Your Criminal Record Affects Your Life
An arrest record can have a long-term effect on your life. Even if the arrest happened long ago, it can make things difficult — limiting your career options, your eligibility for public assistance, the places where you can live and your right to carry a firearm.
It may not be too late to correct things. At The Law Office of Niels C. Eriksen Jr., LLC, we help people throughout Bucks County, Philadelphia and the surrounding area take action to clear their records so that they can move forward with their lives. Expunging a criminal record gives you a clean slate, and it means you can truthfully say "no" when asked if you have ever been arrested.
Bucks County Attorney Seeking Record Expungements
Generally speaking, you may be eligible for expungement if any of the following apply to you:
- You were found not guilty
Some or all of the charges were dismissed
- You were a first-time DUI offender and you completed the ARD program
- You are now age 70 or older and have no arrests in the last 10 years
- Your were convicted of underage drinking and are now 21 or over
- You were convicted of a summary offense and have not been arrested or prosecuted for any other crime in the last five years
Expungement gives you a new chance at a full life by getting rid of the information in your criminal records — in the files, computers or other depositories where your criminal history is stored. Our Bucks County expungement attorney has helped many people clear their records and their good names. Our firm is ready to do the same for you.
Philadelphia Attorney Seeking Pardons: Another Potential Source of Relief
For those who were actually convicted of a crime, the first step to clearing their record is to apply to the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. The board will then decide whether to pass their pardon application on to the governor, who makes the final decision about whether to grant the pardon. If a pardon is granted, the conviction is removed from their record.
The pardons process is long and bureaucratic. It can take up to three years from beginning to end. Our Bucks County law firm is very familiar with the details and requirements of the pardons process. We can interface with the board and with the governor's office, and we will keep you informed of the status of your petition as it progresses. There can be no guarantee that the governor will grant a pardon, but we will present your case in the most positive light to maximize your chances.
Contact a Levittown Lawyer to Discuss Clearing Your Criminal Record
If your criminal record is holding you back, do not hesitate to reach out to The Law Office of Niels C. Eriksen Jr., LLC, for help. Open during weekly business hours, we respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our attorney also makes jail visits and bail hearings.
For a free consultation, call 215-375-7914 or toll free 877-880-8123. You can also contact our law firm online.