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Don’t let your past mistakes ruin your future

If you have a criminal record, you face a lifetime of consequences. Even after you’ve paid your debt to society, your history can pop up on criminal background checks, making it difficult to find work. At the Law Offices of Douglas C. Foster, we are here to help!

What does an expungement do?

Expungement (sometimes called expunction), is a process whereby people who have been placed on probation can have their cases dismissed and their record sealed. Once an expungement is granted, you can truthfully say that you have never been convicted of a crime (in most circumstances). Getting your record expunged makes it harder for employers to reject you for failing a background check. Expungement also helps when seeking a lease or applying for a loan.

Mr. Foster is a dedicated advocate who works hard to show judges that people who have turned their lives around should be rewarded. Mr. Foster has helped numerous clients clear past mistakes from their record.

Am I eligible for an expungement?

If you were placed on probation, but did not receive a prison sentence you may be eligible for an expungement. The best candidates for an expungement are individuals who did not violate the terms of their probation and were never returned to jail. Just because you did violate doesn’t mean you are ineligible.

Most people are unaware that this relief is available. You may be eligible if:

  • You only have a single criminal conviction on your record;
  • All of your prior charges are for misdemeanors;
  • You have convictions for marijuana offenses;
  • You have convictions for non-violent drug possession offenses;
  • You successfully completed a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program;
  • You were convicted of an offense as a minor.

Please call for a free consultation to see if you are eligible to have your case expunged!