Getting a criminal charge expunged from your record has a long list of benefits. First off, it can greatly affect your eligibility for getting a job. On most employment applications these days one of the questions is: Have you ever been convicted of a crime? The application usually will have a space where you would write in what type of crime and when you received your conviction. Employers can also ask these same questions during any interviews and if you answered yes, then you may very well not get the job despite being otherwise qualified.
When you have your record expunged you may actually answer those questions with a No, and be within your legal right to do so. Now there are some exceptions that apply to this such as government work, education positions and a few others, but for the most part you can actually move forward with your life as if your criminal record had never existed in the first place.
One of the other huge benefits of getting your record expunged would be on college applications. For a young adult that has received a criminal charge after the age of 18 this could be absolutely detrimental to their future by putting their advanced education at risk. Even if the charges occurred prior to their 18th birthday, you can actually have juvenile records sealed.
We believe that people make mistakes and deserve a fresh start. Our team can help you get that fresh start and move forward towards a brighter future for you and your family.