You may have had dealings with the court you would like to keep private. This can be achieved by filing a petition for expungement. This essentially means the criminal, juvenile, domestic, or civil matter is removed from the court record. Having a court record can impact your future negatively. When you want to appear your very best, such as for a job interview or college application; an expungement leaves you with a clean record.
The court grants expungements only in certain cases involving criminal law in Carroll County. For example, when:
- You have received a probation before judgment and other criteria have been met.
- The act is no longer a crime.
- Your case was dismissed.
- You were found not guilty.
- The case was put on the Stet docket and the other criteria have been met.
It is a good idea to seek the counsel of a criminal lawyer when you would like an expungement. This matter has to go through the courts, requiring timely petitions and proper procedure. For those who are not deeply knowledgeable about the requirements and deadlines, a petition may not be successful due to technicalities.
Your attorney will look into the matter and see if it is possible in your case. If so, then your lawyer will pursue the matter further and inform you of the requirements and timetables. After that, it is time to file the matter in court and look for a resolution.
Contact McFadden Law Offices to schedule a consultation today.