Expungements: I Can Help Clear Your Record

Have you gone into a job interview worried about having to explain a past conviction when your potential employer runs a background check? Have you been denied housing due to a stain on your criminal record?

If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of a crime in West Chester or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, you probably have experienced something similar to the above situations.

At my firm, the Law Offices of Daniel M. Hanifin, I can help you explore options for eliminating the frustration that comes with trying to explain away your past by pursuing an expungement.

How Do I Get An Expungement?

In the past only a few types of violations qualified for expungement. However, the laws are changing and in Pennsylvania, the legislature is likely going to expand upon the various types of violations that may be expunged.

Currently, you may qualify for an expungement if you received a not-guilty verdict, had the charges dismissed or had your charges dismissed once you completed a diversionary program.

The following are a few violations that may qualify for an expungement:

  • Underage drinking
  • Simple assault
  • Shoplifting and retail theft
  • Minor drug possession and other types of drug violations
  • Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI)

It's important to understand that even if you received a not-guilty verdict or otherwise had your criminal matter dismissed, it will still appear on your record. By getting an expungement you won't have to worry about the stain on your record following you for the rest of your life.

As your lawyer, I can help you determine if you qualify for an expungement, file the petition, advocate for you during a hearing if the district attorney objects to your expungement, and do everything possible to keep the process moving.

Ready To Learn More About Pursuing An Expungement Of Your Criminal Record?

Call me, Dan Hanifin, at 610-400-8830 or send me an email to receive a prompt response. I work one-on-one with my clients. When you give me a call, I'll be the person you speak with. When you meet with me, I'll be the person who greets you and listens to your side of the events.