Get Help When Your Criminal Record Affects Your Life
Sometimes, a criminal charge can have a long-term effect on your life. Even if the charge is old, 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, I help people throughout Bucks County, Philadelphia and the surrounding area take action to clear their criminal records so that they can move forward with their lives.
There are usually two ways to clear a criminal record: an official pardon or an expungement. To talk to an attorney about either option, call 215-375-7914.
A pardon is a petition to the governor, asking for forgiveness. If a pardon is given, you can remove the entire incident from your record. However, pardons are only given in some circumstances — usually if the case was dismissed or if you were acquitted. A pardon is also required first before an expungement can be obtained.
Juvenile crimes often have the best potential for expungement. Pennsylvania takes the law seriously, but the legislature understands that people often make mistakes as minors that related to the upstanding adults they become. Expungement gives you a new chance, by getting rid of the information in your criminal records — in the files, computers or other depositories where your criminal history is stored.
To arrange a free consultation about your case, please do not hesitate to contact me today by calling 215-375-7914 or completing my online form.