Pennsylvania Expungement Attorney
In Pennsylvania, you may have the charges against you expunged in the following situations:
- you were found not guilty;
- your charges were withdrawn by the prosecution;
- you successfully completed the ARD program;
- you committed a summary offense and you have not been arrested or prosecuted for the five years following the offense;
- you are over the age of 70 and have been free of arrest or prosecution for 10 years;
- you have been dead for 3 years.
The Benefits of Having Your Criminal Record Expunged
- Pass Criminal Background Checks when Applying for Jobs
- Become Eligible for Professional Licensures and Certificates
- Not have the Stigma of a Criminal Offense on Your Record
- Become Eligible for Student Loans, Housing Assistance
- Restore of the Right to Possess Firearms
- Be able to Hunt and/or Received a License to Carry a Concealed Weapon
Do not hesitate to call Jason R. Antoine, Expungement lawyer at 610.299.0295 for further assistance with your expungement. Expunging your criminal record can change your life for the better.
If you are not eligible for an expungement you may be entitled to relief by submitting an application to the Board of Pardons. The Board of Pardons handles all pardon applications. The Board is comprised of five members. Your application for a pardon will be recommended to the Governor if you receive votes from three of the five board members. If you receive three votes then your application will be sent to the Governor for approval. This process can take approximately two to four years.
What Are the Factors Considered by the Board:
The board considers the following factors when considering your application for a pardon:
- How much time has elapsed since the commission of the crime or crimes for which you are seeking the pardon?
- Have you complied with all court requirements?
- Have you made positive changes to your life since the offense(s)?
- What is the specific need for clemency (i.e. the pardon)?
- What is the impact on the victim(s) of the offense(s)?