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Expunging or Sealing an Adult Criminal Record

Expunging or Sealing an Adult Criminal Record

by: Paul Bergman   You may be able to seal arrest or conviction records. Here’s how. A criminal record can create difficult downstream consequences whether you (or your child) was arrested or convicted (or both). For example, employers and landlords commonly ask job applicants and apartment seekers whether they have ever been convicted of (or perhaps even arrested […]

Don’t Let Your Record Hold You Back

Don’t Let Your Record Hold You Back

A criminal record can create difficult downstream consequences whether you (or your child) was arrested or convicted (or both). For example, employers and landlords commonly ask job applicants and apartment seekers whether they have ever been convicted of (or perhaps even arrested for) a criminal offense. Employers might not hire — and landlords might not rent to — people who answer “yes” to these questions. The good news is that, in some cases, you may be able to get an arrest or conviction expunged from your record.