If you want to go through the record expungement because you are tired of your record following you around, you may wonder if everyone qualifies for this process. The answer to that is ‘no.’ Not every crime will permit you to go through expungement. If you have committed a common crime, you may be able to receive expungement. For instance, what happens if you stole something from a store that was very little value? There could be a chance to go through record expungement, sooner than somebody who murdered another individual and would likely never be able to do so.
Many people are under the impression that certain convictions can automatically expunge themselves over time, but this is not true. A driving record and criminal record are not the same thing, and this means that you may receive different results when it comes to both. If you ever received a low-level traffic violations, you may have been told by your insurance company at one time that you will be forgiven over time for your violation and that it will fall off of your record, but the same cannot be said about a felony or misdemeanor with serious crimes.
Crimes That Cannot Be Expunged
Some crimes are easier than others to get expunged. The more negative the stigma and the harm that it created for others in society, the more difficult it will be to expunge it. There are some vioaltions that can never be expunged, including the following:
- Indecent solicitation of a child
- First degree murder
- Sexual battery
- DUI with a commercial vehicle
- Abuse of a child
If you have been convicted of a felony anytime in the past 2 years, you should think twice about getting started on record expungement, because you will be barred from doing so. You may be able to work around an offense if it happened anytime after that 2-year deadline. For that, you will need an experienced attorney on your side. Let us help you from start to finish at the Law Office of Peter Blair. We are waiting to hear from you.