Whenever an individual is arrested and/or convicted of a criminal offense, it will be placed on his or her criminal record. For example, if you have been arrested for DUI, drug crimes, petty theft, fraud, assault, sex crimes, domestic battery or any number of other charges, regardless of whether you are actually convicted, that information will show should any person run a background search. Unfortunately, your criminal record will not simply disappear over time. In fact, just having a criminal record could cause serious complications later in life such as preventing you from being able to get a job, buy a house, acquire a loan or pursue a higher education. Essentially, any time you need to get a background check, or you fill out an application that asks if you have any prior arrests or convictions, your criminal record will come to light.
The good news is that there is a way in which you may be able to get an arrest, or a conviction, removed from your criminal record. The way this is done is through a process called expungement. When an arrest or conviction has been expunged from your criminal record, you are no longer legally required to disclose its existence. In other words, if your record has been expunged and you are asked by a potential employer if you have a criminal record, you will be able to honesty answer that you do not.
Not everyone qualifies to have their record expunged though and not every crime is eligible for expungement. The most effective way to determine whether or not you qualify for expungement is to contact skilled criminal defense attorney Charles Crafts at his firm today. When you contact him, Attorney Charles Crafts will be able to review your criminal record, advise you as to whether or not you qualify for expungement and, if you do, he will work diligently to help you bring about the most optimum results possible for your case.
If you are interested in getting your record expunged, contact a Boise criminal defense attorneyat his firm at once in order to schedule an initial consultation.