What Is an Expungement?
If you have been convicted of a crime, then you are well aware that while the penalties are often harsh enough to deal with, sometimes the most difficult consequence to deal with can be the existence of the permanent blemish on your criminal record. This can prove difficult in many different instances in your future, whether you are considering trying to purchase a new home, secure a new job, get a financial loan or pursue higher education. Every instance that requires a background check will find you hindered.
It is important to remember, however, that you are not left without options. For many people, the possibility of expungement is a viable and effective solution that you should discuss with your Boise criminal lawyer. While not every case is eligible, if you are, you will be able to have your criminal record sealed. If you successfully complete the process, you will be able to truthfully answer "no" if a future employee asks if you have been successfully convicted of a crime. You will effectively be able to move forward into the next chapter of your life with a clean slate.