Expungements in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg Expungement Lawyers Helping You Clear Your Record
At our Central Pennsylvania law firm, Curcillo Law, LLC, our Harrisburg
criminal defense attorneys can help you obtain expungement for your criminal
record. We can help you understand the nature of expungement and the requirements
for this process under Pennsylvania law. We'll assist you with answering
the question, "How long will this be on my record?" Unfortunately,
if you do nothing, your criminal arrest or conviction will remain on your
record until you reach the age of 70.
Our lead defense attorney, Joseph A. Curcillo, III, has been practicing
criminal law since 1985. As a former deputy attorney general and prosecutor
in local courts, he has gained an understanding of
the court system and how the state is likely to proceed. This gives him a great advantage
when he is negotiating on behalf of clients.
Attorney Curcillo's extensive experience also helps him thoroughly
understand the details of many judicial system procedures, such as expungement.
In Pennsylvania, having a criminal conviction removed from your record
is not as easy as it is in some other jurisdictions. Attorney Curcillo
and his team educate clients about expungement so that they fully understand
their options. We represent clients in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin,
Lebanon, and Perry counties.
Requirements for Expunging a Criminal Record
In order to get your criminal record expunged, you must complete a number
of different steps. Our legal team can assist you with this process from
start to finish!
Expungement is possible if:
- You were convicted of a summary offense (such as underage drinking) at
least five years ago
- You were not convicted of a felony charge or of certain types of misdemeanor charges
- Your charges were dismissed or withdrawn
- You successfully completed an ARD program (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program)
- You successfully completed a first-time offender program
- You are 70 years or older and you pled guilty, entered a plea, or paid a fine
Furthermore, if a loved one with a criminal record dies, that person's
conviction can be expunged post-mortem by the family. Our attorneys can
help you determine if you or a loved one qualifies for an expungement.
Representing You at Your Hearing
After submitting a petition to the court, you may need to attend a hearing.
If this is the case, a lawyer from our legal team will attend with you.
Once the judge agrees to have your record expunged, he or she issues an
order to the public agencies that have your records, ordering them to
destroy the records. Our law firm will carefully prepare the necessary
paperwork to ensure that no technical details hinder your efforts to clear
your arrest or conviction record from your criminal history.
If you were convicted of a crime that disqualifies you from an expungement,
your best option is likely going to be a
pardon. Our law firm can help you present the strongest case possible for a pardon.
Explore your options for getting your criminal record expunged!
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