Frequently Asked Questions
1. If my case is dismissed or adjudication withheld, why do I need to have it sealed or expunged?
Although your case was dismissed or adjudication withheld, all the records of your arrest remain on County government sites, the Sheriff's Office booking information, the State and National Criminal History data base. The case and final disposition remains viewable by potential employers, landlords, or anyone who wishes to see. Very often you will be judged by this record, no matter how minor the charge or final disposition. The sealing or expungement of the case, requires all government sites to remove it from public view.
2. What are the requirements to get my record sealed or expunged?
Every State governs the process/guidelines to seal or expunge records independently. Because of this we cannot make blanket statements as each case is unique and determined by the State Law where the record is. All veterans are encouraged to submit a request for services and we will look into your situation and determine if relief is available.
3. What if I had a case dismissed or adjudication withheld, will I be eligible?
You can always look at the procedure and rules allowing sealing or expunging in the respective State, it is encouraged you consult an attorney as the laws and process can be complicated and difficult to navigate. Of course we do not charge to access your situation if you are a qualifying veteran.
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