Phone: (318) 855-5965
Have you been denied a job, denied the ability to purchase a firearm, trying to buy auto insurance at a reasonable rate, denied financial aid, or unable to rent a home or an apartment due a criminal background check? These are just a few common life occurrences that can be directly impacted by what appears on your criminal history, whether you were convicted of a crime or simply arrested.
An “expungement” is the process in which an order is sought from the courts that orders the State of Louisiana, amoung others, to remove, erase, or clean convictions and arrests from your criminal history and public records. While there are some exemptions, an expungement will remove convictions or arrests from your criminal history so that they do not show up when a prospective employer, insurance company, or landlord conducts a criminal history check.
Who is eligible to have their criminal history expunged? With a few exceptions, most felonies and misdemeanors convictions are eligible for expungement in Louisiana. Additionally, all arrests that did not result in a conviction can be expunged.
How long does it take? Realistically, between 90 to 120 days from the start of the process until the item is removed from your criminal history.
Do I have to appear in court? No, most all expungements can be handled by my office without you having to appear in court, or coming to my office.
If you want a fresh start with a clean criminal history, we can help. John is a criminal history expungement attorney with years of experience that can assist you in removing arrests or convictions from your criminal history right the first time. Give John a call today at 318-855-5965 to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your expungement needs. Let us help restore your life!