Having a conviction on record costs people far more these days than it used to. Whereas a onetime mistake may have long since been forgotten by those involved, employers, landlords, lenders, and even potential romantic partners use online background checks these days. When a prior conviction shows up, it can cost you job opportunities, income, social standing, and more.
But there is hope! Many convictions can be wiped off your record under certain conditions. When a conviction is “vacated” under state law, you can state that you have never been convicted of a crime even when completing employment applications.
State law provides a way to vacate most misdemeanor and gross-misdemeanor convictions, as well as some felony convictions!
When a conviction is “vacated,” the guilty plea is withdrawn and the court dismisses the case, releasing you “from all penalties and disabilities.”
Once vacated, under state law, “For all purposes, including responding to questions on employment applications, an offender whose conviction has been vacated may state that the offender has never been convicted of that crime.”
If you have completed your sentence and stayed out of trouble, you deserve a second chance with a clean slate. Contact us today to see if you qualify to have your criminal record vacated.
We will prepare and file the demand for hearing, motion, declaration, and the court order to have your conviction vacated so that you can get that next job. This small investment could help you earn thousands in the future.
If you or someone you love has been convicted of a crime, contact us immediately for your FREE CASE EVALUATION at 360-635-6464.