Olathe Expungement Attorney

An Overview of Expungements in Johnson County

Expungement involves the destruction or sealing of a criminal record. After a certain amount of time has passed, it is possible to have prior conviction and arrest records sealed, or expunged. According to Kansas law, you are able to legally clear convictions, as well as records of an arrest for a crime for which you were later acquitted, or in which charges were dropped. By sealing your criminal record, the law grants you permission to say that you have never been arrested or convicted for a particular offense. Additionally, the offense will not show up when anyone performs a background check on you.

Expungement can prove highly advantageous when applying for a job, applying for secondary education, or purchasing a home or vehicle. Most minor offenses and some non-violent felonies are capable of being expunged from your record. Serious felonies and some misdemeanors are not eligible for expungement, and you cannot regain your right to possess a firearm through expungement. If you are seeking an expungement for a prior conviction, an experienced Olathe criminal defense lawyer can assist you in determining whether or not that conviction is eligible.

Are you seeking an expungement of a prior arrest?

Many crimes are eligible for expungement five years after serving or satisfying the sentence laid down for that crime. Some misdemeanors are eligible after only three years. Expunging a prior conviction can have many positive effects on one's well-being and future, including the ability to more easily obtain a job or make major purchases such as homes or vehicles. I, John E. Harvell, P.A., have been practicing law for years, and I have considerable insight and knowledge regarding the intricacies of our legal system. I can provide you with professional legal assistance in pursuing your expungement, so that you have the best chance possible of obtaining a fresh start in your life.

If you need help or have questions regarding an expungement in Kansas, contact an Olathe expungement lawyer who can provide you with assistance.