Having an arrest on a criminal record can have lasting effects. An individual who has been arrested can have difficulty finding a job, getting an apartment, and enrolling in higher education - simply because an arrest is on his or her record.
Fortunately, through the sealing of criminal records, individuals may be able to avoid some of the long-term consequences of an arrest or conviction. For more information about expungement, call Rokusek Stein Law, LLCat 913.583.0465.
If you have been arrested, your criminal record can be viewed by anyone. This includes employers, landlords, financial institutions, and more. This can have a great impact on your life and the things you choose to do.
Not all convictions can be removed through expungement, but many can, allowing individuals to move on with their lives.
Some of the benefits of expungement are:
An expungement does not exactly "erase" the record of your criminal conviction. The conviction remains available to law enforcement and prosecutors so that prior convictions can be used to enhance your penalty if you are convicted for a subsequent offense. There are also certain governmental agencies or professional licensing organizations that may be able to obtain information about your conviction. If your desired occupation has state imposed occupational licensing requirements or professional licensing, your criminal conviction may still disqualify you even after an expungement.
As Kansas City criminal lawyers with over 30 years of combined experience, we know the difficulties and inconveniences of those who have been arrested or convicted of a crime. At the Rokusek Stein Law, LLC, we help clients move on with their lives after an arrest.