If you have a criminal history, it can undoubtedly interfere with your ability to get a job and housing. Many landlords and employers ask applicants to submit to background checks. Although having an arrest in your past that did not result in a conviction, it can lead to rejection for an apartment or a job. Therefore, clearing your criminal record is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Access to future opportunities may depend on it.
Many states offer people who have certain types of criminal records to expunge them. Expungement is a legal process that may allow you to clear your criminal history. If criminal records are altogether expunged, then they are completely removed from records databases. This prevents employers, landlords, and others from seeing them.
Subsequently, expungement may not be available for certain criminal offenses. It also may not be available in every state. Some states allow people to go through a process to seal their records. Sealing your records does not remove them from state and national databases. It does prevent most people and companies from seeing them. Although certain agencies will still have access to sealed records, the general public will not.
The rules of clearing and the sealing of records vary from state to state. If you have an arrest record or a conviction for a minor offense, then you may be eligible to expunge or seal it. To learn whether you are eligible to have your record expunged or sealed, you will need to check the laws in your state. Bury Your Past expungement attorneys can answer all your questions and know the laws on expungement. Give us call or send us a message today. Let’s get started on your Oklahoma criminal record expungement and clearing your criminal record.