When a person is convicted of a crime, they will have a criminal record that can be seen by anyone who does a background check on them. Potential employers, landlords, and even spouses will be able to look up the criminal record through an official background check, which could limit their prospects and make it more difficult for them to move past their arrest. However, many people will be able to have their conviction expunged so they can start again with a clean slate.
Who is Eligible for an Expungement After a Misdemeanor Conviction?
Anyone with a misdemeanor conviction will be able to apply to have their record expunged. The variation with misdemeanors lies in the length of time the person must wait and depends on the sentence they received when they were convicted.
Who is Eligible for an Expungement After a Felony Conviction?
Anyone with a felony that was …