Advantages of Hiring an Expungement Attorney

by Criminal Defence Blawg on August 4, 2012

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(Guest post from US writer) A criminal conviction, no matter how minor, can have a long term negative impact on your personal, professional and financial life. In many cases, a skilled expungement attorney can take steps to have your criminal record sealed and expunged. This will protect you from dealing with an old mistake for the rest of your life.

Saves You Time

The process of expunging a criminal conviction yourself is time consuming, complicated and sometimes impossible. Not every case can be expunged and even if expungement is possible for your case, you may not know the steps to take. The first thing a qualified expungement attorney will do is look at your unique case and let you know whether or not an expungement is possible. This can save you hours of hard work and frustration while keeping your expectations realistic.

Legal Expertise

Most people who are not in the legal profession will have a difficult time understanding the complex laws and procedures that deal with expunging a criminal conviction. An expungement attorney will have the legal expertise necessary to effectively represent you while you try to expunge the conviction. Your expungement attorney will also have potentially helpful contacts within the legal community that can provide additional support to your efforts. If you choose not to hire an attorney, you will need to make sense of your area’s potentially complex case law.

Protection & Representation

As soon as money changes hands, your expungement attorney’s primary concern is protecting your rights and representing your best interests. Unless you are working with a sole proprietor, an attorney usually comes with the standard law office support team. Paralegals, associates and secretaries will be tasked with the more trivial paperwork and filings as your expungement attorney voices your case and fights to seal your record. A qualified and dedicated expungement attorney can be the greatest piece of your support system after you are convicted of a crime.


The most stressful part of trying to expunge your criminal record is the waiting. If you are working toward an expungement alone, you may wait for weeks while the court system processes your requests. An expungement attorney will keep you informed through frequent communication throughout the entire process. The communication you maintain with your attorney will keep worry and frustration at bay while your case is being handled.

The process of expunging a criminal record can be time consuming and highly complicated, depending on the details of your particular case. A specialized expungement attorney reduces the stress and confusion of this process by lending expertise.

Billy often writes articles on how to help expunge a criminal record. For more information regarding legal issues, visit his website today.

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