Rhode Island and Massachusetts Expungement Lawyer
If you’ve got a criminal case or conviction on your record, you know it can affect your life negatively. In this highly competitive and tough job market, a clear criminal record can mean the difference between getting a job you deserve, or settling for a job you can get. It can also affect your ability to receive a loan or live in a decent neighborhood. To change this, you will need a criminal defense attorney who understands the process.
Many people are under the impression that simply because a criminal case against them was dismissed, was never filed after their arrest, or they were acquitted at trial, that their criminal history is clean. Put simply, it’s not true. If you were arrested-or like in many situations, simply charged-your criminal record most likely still contains details about your case.
But there is an option. Expungement is a legal process in which criminal and court records are destroyed. This process prevents potential employers from publicly accessing those records. Once this takes place, an individual can legally deny or fail to acknowledge ever having been arrested or charged with any crime that has been expunged. Not every case or individual is eligible to have their case sealed or expunged.
The expungement process is one that can be extremely difficult. If you think you might be eligible, contact the Kilroy Law Firm. A former prosecutor, Attorney Kilroy has devoted his firm to the practice of law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Due to his experience, he knows what’s at stake for you and will work zealously to safeguard your rights and provide you with the best possible defense. By successfully removing these records from your criminal history, anyone-such as a possible employer-who inquires about your criminal history will be told that there is “no such record for that person present.”