Helping clients in PA move past criminal records
Being arrested for a crime can be devastating to a person’s future. A criminal record can impact a person’s ability to get a job, housing, and affect one’s ability to acquire a loan. Depending on the crime, you may be eligible for an expungement, the sealing of a criminal record from the public. Your past can be isolated to only certain government agencies, you can legally say that you have not been arrested, and you may be able to move on with your life. Though there are some restrictions, it is important to consider this step to free yourself from a future burdened by your past. The Conner Law Group is here to help. For over 25 years, our firm has provided quality legal support through the process of expungement. To speak with an experienced attorney and to explore your eligibility for expungement, contact The Conner Law Group for a free consultation.
Am I eligible for expungement in PA?
Your eligibility depends greatly on the circumstances surrounding the arrest and the crime itself. You may be eligible for an expungement or automatically expunged if:
- There is a court-ordered removal of an arrest and non-conviction data
- You have a clean record for five years after a conviction for a summary offense
- You have successfully completed an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program
- You have successfully met the conviction requirements after an underage alcohol conviction
- You are 70 years or older with 10 years of a clean record after release from supervision
If you fit into any of these categories, it is important to consult with an attorney to ensure that everything necessary for expungement has been addressed.
What crimes are ineligible for expungement in PA?
There are many crimes that are not eligible for expungement. Some misdemeanor charges that cannot be expunged include:
- Some firearm and weapons offenses
- Sexual acts with an animal
- Cruelty to animals
- Witness retaliation/intimidation
- Crimes that constitute Megan’s Law registration
- Subsequent criminal convictions
Filing for expungement in PA
Filing for expungement is a complicated process. You need certain forms, including the petition and cover sheet, complete docket, Pennsylvania State Police criminal history and more. Our firm will explore your eligibility and help you every step of the way.
Contact an experienced expungement attorney
For over 25 years, The Conner Law Group has provided quality legal support to clients in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and all of Pennsylvania. If you have been arrested or convicted and wish to know if you are eligible for an expungement, contact our firm. If you need legal advice from a knowledgeable attorney, we are ready to serve. For a consultation to discuss your legal matter, contact The Conner Law Group.