Expunction & Non-Disclosure
Everyone wants a clean record. A clean record means no criminal matter showing up on a background check. Once a criminal case is over there is sometimes the possibility to with minimize the impact of this case on your criminal record. The two methods to do this are called expunctions and non-disclosures. The method to get either of these granted is a petition that we draft to the court arguing that you meet the criteria to be afforded one of these.
Expunctions are the best-case scenario. If an expunction is granted it is like the arrest, jailing and court case never existed. That is why if your case meets the criteria to receive an expunction you will want a lawyer who knows how to get the job done to keep your criminal record completely clean. These are typically only afforded to people whose cases end in an outright dismissal or a not guilty verdict.
Non-Disclosures are like expunctions in a lot of ways but are much more attainable in the sense that your case does not necessarily have to end in an outright dismissal or not guilty to receive one. However, a non-disclosure is very useful in that that if one is granted your prior criminal charges may be sealed and can only been seen in limited circumstances. Meaning, most employers or landlords would not be able to see any criminal history on a normal background check. Which obviously is a great thing when thinking about or applying for a job or trying to get into a new apartment or house.
Why Hire Us
1. Listen carefully to every one of our clients
2. Assess what they want to happen in their case
3. Advise them as to all the various scenarios that can play out in a case
4. Lay out all the options going forward
5. Keep the client constantly in the loop as we implement our plan
With our experience we have the ability to be able to see the case from:
- Your point of view
- The prosecutor’s point of view
- The Judge’s point of view
- A Montgomery County Jury’s point of view
With a former Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney as a partner, we know:
- What is a good deal
- What is a bad deal
- How the State is going to use their limitless resources to try and convict you
- How to fight back
- How to win