Ridgefield Park Expungements Lawyers
A good criminal defense lawyer works not only to protect a client from punishment on a potential criminal charge, but also to protect a person’s long-term interests. That means taking advantage of every opportunity to preserve your right to expungement so that a criminal record won’t be a burden that you need to carry around for years.
At The Cintron Firm, we recognize that a criminal record can follow you everywhere. It can hinder your ability to obtain work, to apply to school, or to qualify for other opportunities.
In certain circumstances, it is actually possible to seal your criminal record. The way to do so is through an expungement.
An expungement is a formal eraser of a criminal record, or portions of a criminal record. An expungement “erases” all criminal records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement or criminal justice agency concerning the charge. This erasure includes any complaints against you, warrants, arrests, commitments, processing records, fingerprints, photographs, index cards, “rap sheets” and judicial docket records regarding the charge.
If you are granted an expungement of a criminal offense, all records related to the offense are removed from the files of the agencies named in the order of expungement. So if someone requests information about your criminal record from these agencies, the agencies will respond that there is no information. They will treat the offense as if it never happened.
Mark Cintron has written various articles regarding this area of the law. In fact, he has successfully secured expungements for dozens of individuals.
Whether you are eligible for an expungement depends on numerous factors. The best way to learn if you may qualify for an expungement is to contact an experienced criminal attorney at The Cintron Firm and schedule a free consultation.