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Some folks are convicted of crimes and cannot get the record expunged, for whatever reason. This is unfortunate because a criminal record is a huge handicap when it comes to getting employment. In light of this, Pennsylvania enacted a new law that allows some criminal records to be sealed.
To have records sealed under the new law, one must be free of arrest or prosecution for 10 years from the date that their probation or parole expired. Also, only records of certain misdemeanors may be sealed. No felony convictions may be sealed.
Importantly, the law provides that no person whose records are sealed may be required or requested to disclose the information. This is extremely important for people seeking employment.
The sealing of a criminal record has obvious and immediate benefits. To determine if you qualify for the sealing of your criminal records, you should contact a defense attorney in Bucks County, PA who is familiar with the new law and its criteria.
Citations and Tickets
Citations and Tickets can be assumed to be “nothing” because they are “small” matters and fighting them is generally just an “inconvenience”, so people often just pay the ticket (and therefore plead guilty). This is wrong-headed thinking. Many of these “small” matters can cause serious problems: license suspensions, increased insurance premiums, etc.
As a District Attorney and as a Defense Attorney, people routinely would come to me because they pled guilty to a ticket and did not realize the consequences of the guilty plea at the time they paid the ticket (some don’t even know that paying the ticket means pleading guilty to it). They only learn of the consequences later, when they received a Notice of Suspension from PennDOT or a premium spike from their insurer. Those people do have options, some of them limited, but they do have options to avoid the consequences of the “small inconvenience.”
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The better course is to contact an attorney when receiving a citation or a ticket. A quick and free consultation with experience counsel can warn you of consequences and advise you about how to proceed. Many thorny cases – speeding, retail theft, public drunkenness, driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, minors and alcohol, leaving scene of an accident, and failure to stop for a school bus – absolutely require experienced counsel to handle the matter in your best interest.
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Tom was very prepared and ready for any possible outcome during my entire defense. His aggressive strategy, in my particular case, caused the DA to over look charges that no doubt would have been added if they had enough time to properly investigate. If those charges were added, it would have been very easy for them to prove my guilt and I would have lost everything. For this I am utmost grateful for Tom's stunning work! However what meant more to me than his remarkable representation was that he genuinely cared about my well being. Wisdom can be offered by all ages, and Tom shared a lot of it with me.
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