Expungement Lawyer in Marietta, GA

Interested in sealing your record?

It is no secret that criminal convictions and records can greatly limit an individual's personal and professional opportunities. Fortunately, the legal system allows for convicted offenders who have met certain eligibility requirements to seal a past conviction—a process that is known as expungement—so that they can have the chance to pursue new avenues of opportunity without the burden of a criminal record. This is especially beneficial to anyone looking to apply for jobs, housing, colleges, scholarships, and other opportunities that involve background checks.

Who is eligible for expungement?

Expungement is not available to everyone. There are many personal circumstances that may affect your eligibility to have your criminal record sealed. Georgia is also notorious for being unforgiving when it comes to sealing records of convicted offenders and reserves the opportunity only for those who have met a number of requirements. Generally, those who have not been convicted of multiple or serious offenses have the greatest chances of qualifying for an expungement. If you were arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime that is not exempt from expungement, and you complied with the terms of your sentence including probation or parole, then you may be eligible to have the arrest/charge/conviction permanently sealed. This makes it as though it never happened!

At the Merchant Law Firm, our Marietta criminal defense lawyers can assist you in determining your eligibility for an expungement or assist you in any reasonable contesting of your eligibility to obtain an expungement. We have extensive experience in local Georgia courts and can build a personalized argument that raises your chances of having your petition accepted. When completed successfully, an expungement can essentially "erase" your criminal record, making it unavailable to the public and inaccessible through public channels. Most employers and educational institutions will also be unable to see any convictions. Your past record may still be accessible, however, particularly in the case that you apply for a federal job or for a teaching credential.

Contact a Marietta criminal defense lawyer today!

Our legal team is fully prepared to evaluate your eligibility to obtain an expungement and to handle all of the necessary legal work on your behalf. We have practiced extensively in all areas of criminal defense, including the most serious cases such as murder and death penalty cases. We are more than capable of helping you request an expungement so that your life is not affected by your past. Throughout every step of the process, our attorneys make it a point to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. Our firm has a perfect 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you request expungement of an arrest, charge, or conviction, contact The Merchant Law Firm today!