Concord Criminal Defense Attorney
Are you eligible for expungement?
Expungement is the removal of records pertaining to criminal charges against
you. This information can no longer be used for civil use or by law enforcement
agencies and will not appear on public records but the information is
still available to law enforcement. Once the record is officially expunged,
the individual is to be treated as if the criminal charges never existed.
In the event that an individual commits a crime after the expungement
of previous charges, however, the court may deem the prior record necessary
in order to allot adequate sentencing.
Criminal charges can be expunged if the convicted perpetrator served the
sentence to completion. An individual who was unjustly charged with a
criminal offense or associated with a
criminal defense case may be entitled to annulment of the records. Expungement may also
be requested if a person's DNA record was used for a case that was
eventually dismissed. Some situations do not allow for an expungement,
such as a motor vehicle offense, which cannot be expunged even after paying
one's debt to society. Individuals convicted of a violent crime or
obstruction of justice, or those who have served an extended prison sentence,
will not be granted expungement.
If you would like to seek expungement for past criminal charges or any
record that directly associates you with a criminal case, a Concord criminal
defense attorney can offer you guidance and sound legal advice. The Law
Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. has extensive experience with criminal
defense cases and has the advantage of having prosecution experience in
Private Warrant Court, Juvenile Court and Administrative Court.
If you feel that your future could be damaged due to past criminal records
or files, knowledgeable legal representation can help you get your records
expunged. The eligibility requirements are:
- Defendant was found 'not-guilty'
- Criminal charges were dismissed or not prosecuted
- Individual completed court-ordered sentence, and has not committed a crime
since, with the exception of a motor vehicle violation other than DWI
- Reasonable amount of time has passed since the charges (depending on the
severity of the crime)
- Individual has not committed a violent crime or obstruction of justice
- Individual has not served an extended prison term
The firm has helped many clients process motions for the expungement of
criminal records. You may be entitled to a fresh start and the firm can
help you achieve that clean slate by providing you with effective legal
Contact a Concord expungement lawyer if you would like to file for expungement.