Why You Need a Criminal Records Sealing Attorney
A long-ago criminal conviction, arrest, or dropped charge is not always long-forgotten, especially when it’s time for you to apply for a new job or rent a new apartment. Even developing friendships in a new community can be stymied by a quick search of your name on a criminal history search site.
A criminal defense attorney can help you take the appropriate steps to have your criminal record sealed from public view. Take one of our clients, for instance. He was convicted of felony theft during his youth, but he was extremely committed to redeeming himself and building a better life. However, he needed some help from our Criminal Defense Team to accomplish the next phase of his goals. We asked the court to seal his records, and the judge approved the request. The court agreed with our contention that it was far better for the public to have our client be a successful member of society rather than have his past records available for anyone to review.
You may have made mistakes or poor choices in the past, but that should not prevent you from making positive changes in your life. Robinson & Henry’s criminal defense attorneys can assist you with applying to have your criminal records sealed. We can file the paperwork for you and advocate on your behalf in court.