WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF AN EXPUNGEMENT?
The purpose of an expungement is to clear a history of criminal charges (adult and juvenile), that might adversely affect your chances of employment or education.
HOW LONG DOES AN EXPUNGEMENT TAKE?
MISDEMEANORS: Most expungements for misdemeanors take between 2 to 4 weeks to complete from the time the application is filed. This does not include the time needed to research all records and process the application. The more prepared you are as to the information needed (dates, charges, court location, etc.) the quicker the application can be processed. If it is necessary to search the court records for information, it may take additional time.
FELONY EXPUNGEMENTS AND FELONY REDUCTIONS TO MISDEMEANORS: Most expungements of felony convictions generally take 4 to 6 weeks to complete from the time the application is filed. This is called a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Some felonies that cannot be expunged can be reduced to misdemeanors, this process also takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Again, this is based upon receipt of all of the pertinent information by our office. A court search of records for information will take significantly longer.
SEALING OF JUVENILE RECORDS: The average time required to have the records of a juvenile sealed, depending upon information received and court location, is 2 to 6 weeks.
If you would like more information about how William Brummett can help to clear your criminal record, please contact us today by calling our office today.