The laws for expunging an offense from a person’s record have changed drastically since 2017. But less than a year ago, certain requirements for having a charge removed from a person’s record have been lifted or made less daunting, and as a result, we’re seeing more and more people taking advantage and removing offenses from their record.
Since August 2021, offenses that have kept folks from applying for jobs, apartment leases, and firearm purchases can more easily be expunged. Some of the changes that went into effect in 2021 include:
- The waiting period before you are eligible for an felony expungement decreased from 7 years to 3 years
- The waiting period before you are eligible for a misdemeanor or ordinance violation expungement decreased from 3 years to just 1 year
- Law enforcement agencies can no longer use crimes that you have had expunged from your record as a reason to deny you the ability to purchase a firearm
- You are no longer barred from having an arrest expunged just because you received a subsequent arrest or conviction
If you have a misdemeanor or felony arrest or conviction on your record that is keeping you from reaching your full potential and living your best life, call us today to set up a free consultation.