Expunge Your West Virginia Record
A criminal record can impact the rest of your life. It can prevent you from holding certain jobs, obtaining licenses, finding a place to live, getting credit or a loan, or being accepted into certain schools and colleges. A criminal record can also have a negative impact on your social life and standing in the community.
Even if a criminal charge is dismissed or dropped, arrest records and case information can still remain on an individual’s criminal record. This information is visible on a basic background check. Employers, lenders, landlords, and institutions can access your criminal record and often perform background checks.
Start Over with a Clean Slate
At The Moore Law Firm, we know that people make mistakes. Simply because a person has been charged or convicted of a crime does not make them a bad person. Those past mistakes should not follow you for the rest of your life. We have helped many people over the years expunge their criminal records.
Depending on the type of charge or conviction, you may be eligible to have your criminal record expunged. Numerous crimes are eligible for expungement, including:
- Non-violent Felonies
- Drug Offenses
- Theft Crimes
- Alcohol Offenses
- Violent Misdemeanors
- Traffic Offenses
How Long Do I Have to Wait?
There are time limitations before a person can have their criminal record expunged. If a charge was dismissed or dropped, the waiting period is 60 days. For a criminal conviction, the waiting period is:
- One year for a single misdemeanor
- Two years for multiple misdemeanors
- Five years for a felony
Work with an Expungement Lawyer Today
A criminal record expungement can erase an embarrassing past. It opens the door to better jobs and educational opportunities. An expungement also removes the stigma of being labeled as a criminal.
Our attorneys will quickly inform you if you are eligible for an expungement. There is no charge for an initial consultation to discuss whether you are eligible. We will explain the process, assist in gathering the necessary information, and then take the necessary steps to have a petition filed with the appropriate court.