How You Benefit from Having Your Records Sealed
When you have been charged with a crime and your record is available to others, your past can affect your career as well as your social life. There is hope. If you meet particular legal guidelines, you may still be able to have your criminal record expunged. This means your record can be sealed to avoid professional and personal repercussions that leave you with an uncertain future. Expungement means a past conviction will not be revealed to those who look into your background. When it comes to:
- Higher education
- Scholarship applications, or
- Renting or buying a home,
you can feel more relaxed in knowing that you will not be judged or rejected because of a criminal record.
How Expungement Eligibility is Determined
Expungement in Georgia is now called “restriction.” Your eligibility is determined by a variety of factors and criminal law can vary from state to state. Some states have tougher guidelines than others, and Georgia is one state that has high requirements for expunging an individual’s records. Still, there are common rules of thumb when it comes to eligibility.
Attorney Diana Young of The Young Law Firm is an experienced Marietta criminal defense attorney who can help you find out if you are eligible and will argue your case if your eligibility is contested without good cause. As an experienced attorney, Diana Whipkey Young knows Georgia’s local courts and can argue your expungement case to increase your odds of having your records sealed. When this is done, your record will no longer be publicly accessible. The majority of universities and potential employers will not see your past record. There are some exceptions to this rule, such as obtaining credentials to be a teacher and obtaining federal employment.
Do you need a record expunged? Get in Touch with The Young Law Firm
When you need expungement, you need an expert in criminal law. Attorney Diana Whipkey Young has the necessary experience to examine the eligibility of your case and handle the legal process of getting your records sealed. She is a defense lawyer specializing in criminal law and has handled the most serious of cases.
Our firm is prepared to help you. If you want to keep your past from haunting your future, get in touch with The Young Law Firm. Our firm takes pride in answering client’s questions and responding to all concerns presented to us. Contact our firm for more information on requesting expungement of your criminal records.
Today is the day to take that step toward a brighter future! Contact us today!