Orange County Expungement Lawyer
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Our Orange County expungement lawyer can help you with all types of criminal record sealing. So contact us today for help. The principle of common law allows a first time offender to keep the records of his offense out of bounds by federal agencies. This privilege called as Expungement can be exercised by the offender under certain conditions. In other words, by this order, the records relating to the offense are ‘expunged’ and he is not obliged to reveal the offense to any person, of course, except under certain circumstances.
In order to avail the benefits of this provision, the person should have completed the probation period. Further, he or she should have attended all the appearances of the court. In addition to this either during probation or thereafter he should not have committed any other offense. However, persons charged with certain serious offenses related to child law, sodomy and so on would not be eligible for the benefits under this principle.
Expung Vs Pardon
This concept of Expungement is different from pardon. When the records are expunged, it is as if the offense has not taken place at all. But, pardoning will not ‘erase’ the offense or the event. Therefore, when the person whose records are ‘expunged’ can claim no offense has been committed by him except while applying for jobs with federal agencies. In such cases he will have to mention there is a record which is ‘expunged’. But, a person who is pardoned cannot hide the offense under any circumstances.
A Civil Suit
For availing the benefit of expunging of the records the person will have to make an application to the concerned judge. However, the application for expunging the records should be made within the specified period. The person can avail the assistance of any attorneys to represent this case before the relevant judge. Although the record requested to be expunged relate to a criminal offense, the application for expunging the record is regarded as a civil suit. Of course, there are several attorneys who are sufficiently experienced in dealing with matters relating to expunging of the records.
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