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Expungement & Sealing

Nassau County Expungement & Sealing Attorney

Record Sealing & Expungement Attorney Serving Nassau County

At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., we value efficient, high-quality communication and good relationships with our clients. Our primary objective is to contend for your best interests and help you build a better future, starting with sealing your criminal records. We understand the myriad of ways that a criminal record can prevent you from moving forward in your career, damage your credibility, and prevent you from living a prosperous, peaceful life.

There are time durations that need to take place before certain convictions can be sealed, and the process can be complex. From beginning to end, the process can be fairly quick, or it can take months, depending on the complexity of your case and the charges you wish to have sealed or expunged.

As experienced Nassau County criminal defense lawyers, we have been helping clients seal their criminal records for more than 70 years, and we may be able to do the same for you.

Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Sealing Your Record Can Help You Move on With Your Life

A criminal conviction can be a major life hurdle. Though you may have served your punishment, having a record can present a significant hindrance in gaining employment or finding a residence. You may feel understandably frustrated, as though no matter how you try to escape a past mistake, it seems to permanently linger over you.

Fortunately, in some cases, expungement can provide a clean slate. At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., we offer clients in Nassau County the opportunity to start anew by helping them through the process of sealing a criminal record. While New York does not offer a true expungement, they offer a sealing that allows you to check the box no when asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime, which may greatly assist individuals who are aiming to get their lives back on track.

Eligibility for Expungement in New York

Unfortunately, the state of New York does not allow anyone to have their record expunged, meaning that, you can never have your criminal record permanently erased. However, you can have your record sealed, which does not erase your criminal record but rather removes certain offenses so that they are inaccessible to future employers, along with items such as mugshots, arrest records, etc.

How Does the Sealing Process Work?

Certain misdemeanors and felony convictions can be sealed, but not all crimes qualify. It is worth noting that sexual offenses and violent felonies are not eligible for this process. An attorney can advise you on your case’s eligibility and what exactly is needed to seal your record.

Sealing a criminal record requires petitions and other documentation, so having a legal professional on your side to ensure accuracy can be incredibly helpful.

Once the sealing has taken place, only a select number of parties will be able to view your history, including:

  • An employer if you are seeking to work in law enforcement
  • Yourself, by requesting a copy of your record
  • Military officials, should you opt to enlist
  • Your probation or parole officer
  • Law enforcement officials, after gaining court approval

Our Firm Can Help You Reach A Brighter Future

If you are looking for a record sealing lawyer in Nassau County, we are available to answer your questions.You can send us an email through our contact page or reach us by phone at (516) 586-0383 to arrange for a consultation.

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