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When you get an expungement, the event for which you were held criminally responsible is considered to not have occurred.  In order to expunge your record, you will have to go to court.

To start with, you should keep all copies of your important legal documents before you go to court.  You first locate all of the information about your original criminal case.  This includes: date of arrest, statute and offense you were arrested for, original court information, date of disposition, and punishment.  The attorney you originally saw to defend your case should have this information on file.

From there, you should proceed by requesting your criminal records.  You can then petition the county where you were arrested in for an expungement, and have the petition verified by a state official.  A hearing will be scheduled, and you should receive your expungement order if your expungement has been granted.

In order for your expungement to be successful, you should request the services of an experienced and qualified attorney to help you in your case.  A good attorney has expunged many criminal records in the past, and knows how to help you.  If you attempt to participate in the hearing on your own, you could potentially make mistakes erroneously with a legal procedure.  You would not want to potentially lose the opportunity to have your record expunged over a simple mistake.

Contact me personally today to discuss your expungement matter.  I am easy to talk to, very approachable and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns.  You can reach me toll free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail me at

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