Sealing of Criminal Records
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Sealing a criminal record (also known as "expungement") is a common concern for people facing immigration proceedings, ICE holds and criminal charges. In some cases, an expunged or sealed criminal record may be considered proof of prior criminal conviction and grounds for deportation/removal. In such cases, obtaining strong legal defense from an experienced immigration attorney as quickly as possible is critical.
At The Law Office of Mana Yegani in Houston, Ms. Yegani handles a wide range of cases for Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) and nonpermanent residents with concerns about criminal arrests and convictions, both of which are documented on your permanent criminal record in the United States.
Should You Get Your Criminal Record Expunged?
Some of the benefits include:
- Preventing people from doing background checks on you
- Ensuring general people don't see any arrest or conviction records
- Restore your record to be essentially "clean" again
Why is this important? Landlords, employers, adoption agencies, education institutions, insurance companies, and law enforcement all have access to your criminal record. Expunging an arrest and conviction erases it from their view like it never happened. There are some unique circumstances that allow parties to still access your records, including law enforcement in an ongoing investigation.
Individuals with misdemeanor or felony criminal convictions who do not qualify for an expungement with the court may be eligible for a Petition for Non-Disclosure.
Questions? Call (832) 981-2170 to Get Counsel.
Mana Yegani can help you understand if you are eligible for criminal record expungement or a Petition for Non-Disclosure. You stand a far better chance of success with the assistance and representation that Ms. Yegani can provide.
Contact our office at (832) 981-2170 to set up a consultation to find out what your options are regarding your criminal records. We provide services in English and Spanish.