If you need to find an Expungement Attorney, Covington & Posner can help you. Covington expungements involve cases in which the defendant has been charged with a crime and had their records expunged, or sealed, by a judge or otherwise established process to remove the record. In many instances, they must also show that the crime was not committed in their state at the time of the arrest, and that the expunged documents do not disclose any criminal activity. In other cases, the papers may be filed but not actually “sealed”, but the actual sealer (the official who seals the documents) does not actually appear in court and can only offer advice. Either way, you can find an experienced and knowledgeable expungement attorney by asking your local crime lab for a recommendation.

How to find an Expungement Attorney

When criminal activity is involved, it is important to find an attorney who has experience in this field. Expungement processes differ from state to state, and are typically done in conjunction with a short jail sentence. The process starts with the requesting individual filing for an order to expunge the records of the person or persons with whom they are associated. The documents are then sent to a county clerk or inspector, who determines if there are any outstanding warrants for the person. If so, a warrant will be issued for their arrest.

Once arrested, the defendant will have to post bail, pay a court cost, and show proof of meeting all of these requirements. However, if the judge rules that the process should be expunged, the record may be sealed, but the charges remain. You may wish to speak with a Covington & Posner lawyer before beginning the process. They will be able to provide you with the best possible advice about your particular situation. Even if you ultimately choose not to move forward with the process, you may still wish to consult with them in the future to ensure the continued protection of your rights.…

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