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Pittsburgh Expungement Attorney
After your criminal case is over, it can be helpful for employment and housing purposes to have a clean slate. Getting your charges expunged can prevent others from finding them in public records. If expungement is not available to you, it is possible that your record could be sealed under the Pennsylvania Limited Access Law.
Pennsylvania Expungement Law
What charges can be expunged?
Charges that can be expunged depend on the disposition, or outcome, of the case. Dispositions that can be expunged are those that were:
What charges cannot be expunged?
If you plead guilty to or were found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony, you cannot get an expungement. A pardon from the governor would be required to remove these convictions. However, certain misdemeanors can be subject to sealing under the Limited Access Law.
Pennsylvania Limited Access Law
On November 14, 2016, the Pennsylvania Limited Access Law went into effect. This law provides that certain criminal offenses can be sealed.
Under what circumstances can I get my record sealed?
You can get your record sealed if:
What are the exceptions to the Limited Access Law?
You will not be able to get your record sealed if you have been convicted of the following:
How is sealing different from expungement?
If your record is sealed, the charge is not completely eliminated and it will still be available to licensing agencies and for official use of governmental agencies. If your record is expunged or sealed, employers and landlords cannot view your record. It is possible to have charges expunged and sealed from the same case.
To schedule an appointment with one of our Pittsburgh Expungement Lawyers, please call us at (412) 540-2400 or contact us online.
Law Office of Allison Gaffen
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 540-2400
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