Expungements in Harrisburg
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An expungement is the erasure and destruction of your prior criminal record. It is one of the most powerful tools the judicial system makes available to people who have criminal records. One of the most important benefits of a successful expungement is a person who receives the expungement can then truthfully and legally say he or she was never arrested, accused or charged with a crime. This is especially critical for an individual when a criminal background check is performed for applications of employment, mortgages, credit cards, rental properties and others.
If you are looking to have your criminal record expunged, call a Scaringi Law Harrisburg attorney as soon as possible to start building your case! Scaringi Law is a full-service law firm that has substantial experience with the expungement process. We strive to inspire our clients with confidence that their case is in capable hands. Our dedication to hard work, thorough preparation, and aggressive pursuit of your best interests has earned us a reputation for unmatched client service. Our team of attorneys is dedicated to a small number of practice areas, ensuring your case receives the specialized and quality representation it deserves.
Looking to clear your criminal record through expungement? Call Scaringi Law today by dialing (717) 775-7195 and request a case evaluation to find out if you qualify!
Eight Types of Criminal Record Expungement
Having a criminal record can lead to a number of consequences that may last you for the rest of your life. However, if your offense qualifies and you’ve met each of the restricting conditions, you may be able to remove it from your record through the expungement process.
Here are the eight ways you can remove a criminal charge through the expungement process:
- Expungement of charges after successful completion of Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (used for first time non-violent offenders of lower-level offenses such as DUI)
- Expungement after the person has reached the age of 70 and has been free of arrest or prosecution for ten years following final release from confinement or supervision
- Expungement after a person has become deceased and has been so for 3 years
- Expungement of convictions for summary offenses after five years
- Expungement of a conviction for summary offense 18 Pa.C.S. §6308(a) (relating to purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages) if the offense occurred on or after the day the person attained 18 years of age and the person is now 21 years of age or older and has fulfilled all terms of the sentence and satisfied the driver’s license suspension
- Expungement of acquitted charges
- Expungement after dismissed or withdrawn charges
- Expungement of criminal convictions for which the person has received a Pardon from the Governor of Pennsylvania
Removing Temporary Protection from Abuse Orders
If someone has filed a Petition for Protection From Abuse against you, and the Judge entered a Temporary PFA Order, but no Final PFA Order was issued because the person either withdrew the Petition for PFA or a hearing was held and the Judge dismissed it, then you have right to expunge the Petition for PFA and the Temporary PFA Order.
The PFA Petition, including all the allegations made against you, and the Temporary PFA Order are a matter of public record. Anyone can walk into the courthouse and examine these documents – unless you take action to expunge them. You have the right to the protection of your good reputation and Scaringi Law can help you restore your reputation!
Get help removing your criminal offense! Contact Scaringi Law online and start reviewing your expungement options!