Expungements…Should I get one?

Expungements…Should I get one?

Simple answer, Yes!  If you have been convicted of a summary offense, made an admission to a juvenile offense, have been acquitted of a criminal offense or have participated in a diversionary program, it is worth your time and money to hire an attorney to have that record expunged.

Prior convictions accumulate into what is called a prior record score; the more convictions you accumulate the higher your prior record score becomes.  Your prior record score is important because it helps dictate your sentencing guideline range, i.e. how much potential jail time you will serve on a new offense.  Therefore the higher your prior record score becomes the harsher the potential punishment for a new offense becomes.

While most convictions are not expungeable, in some instances summary convictions and Juvenile Admissions can be expunged.  Contact The Law Office of John E. Kusturiss, Jr., P.L.L.C., today to see if your summary conviction or Juvenile Admission is expungeable.

Additionally, in today’s current job market, where most company’s used to only look at whether potential employees had a felony or misdemeanor conviction; now, even the record of an arrest may be enough to take you out of contention for a potential job.

While diversionary programs let you escape without a conviction they still leave you with a criminal record.  An employer will see that the charges were dismissed but they will also see that you were charged in the first place and this will leave you with a lot of explaining to do.

If you or someone you love is considering petitioning the Court for an expungement contact the Law Office of John E. Kusturiss, Jr., P.L.L.C. today to meet with an experienced attorney for a free consultation.

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