York County Attorneys Handling Expungements, Limited Access, Clean Slate and Pardons

The impact of a criminal conviction lasts long after you pay your fine, serve your sentence, or otherwise pay your debt to society. If you have a criminal record, even if you were only charged, it's more difficult to find a job, rent an apartment, secure a loan, possess a firearm, or even volunteer at your child's school. Today it's common for organizations to run background checks in making decisions about you.

If you are eligible, our attorneys can guide you through the expungement or pardon process. Expungements, Sealing your record (Limited Access), Clean Slate and Pardons are possible ways to clear your criminal record. Circumstances of your case determine which option may apply to you. Contact us today to discuss your eligibility for these remedies.

Expungements - The requirements to expunge a criminal record depend on the nature of the original offense, as well as the disposition/outcome in your case. 

Expungement for Juvenile Convictions – Your Juvenile record may still exist, it is not expunged automatically. CONTACT US TODAYto discuss expunging a juvenile record. If you are 18 and have remained crime-free for five years, your juvenile record may be eligible for expungement.

Sealing the Record (Limited Access) - This new area of law has very distinct criteria. Your record will still exist to law enforcement, but will be “sealed” from others. Both Attorney Marshall and Attorney Smith are well versed in this new area of law. Please contact either today to discuss if this is a potential option for you. 

Clean Slate – Recently signed into law by the Governor. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss if you will benefit from this new act.

Pardons - If you do not meet the Expungement or Sealing qualifications, but you still want to clear your criminal history, you may be able to seek a pardon. The rules governing Pardons are not as clearly defined as those for expungement. You may be a good candidate for a pardon if your conviction is old, and if you have made major life improvements. The Pardon process has many steps that we can walk you through. Attorney Smith and Attorney Marshall have filed many pardons. The office has been successful in many cases. Contact us today to discuss your circumstances, and to determine whether you should pursue a pardon. The Pardon process is the same for everyone in Pennsylvania. All pardons are filed with the Board of Pardons Office in Harrisburg, PA. We can help you file a pardon even if you do not live in York County.

Don't let an arrest or an older conviction keep you from obtaining the job you want today. If you want to seek an expungement, have your record sealed, or seek a Pardon, legal help is available. Contact our criminal defense lawyers today to discuss your options.