like stated above in the previous question. my current court date is coming up soon i do have a public attorney who is taking my case. but i am not so sure of how much he can do for me? would i have to hire an attorney or could he help me get this case expunged? i do not know what to do. school is the most important thing for me and now i am so close to loosing everything i have worked so hard for. what can i expect from my court date and whats the worst that can happen? please help
There are several factors that can determine whether or not you qualify for record restriction. Typically if you plead guilty or are convicted of a crime, you cannot have it restricted afterward. However, there are always exceptions. Since you have an attorney you should be able to speak to them about your concerns. They will also be able to give you an idea of the possible outcomes of your case. Since every case is subject to a different set of facts and circumstances it would not be realistic to get a more involved answer from anyone other than your own counsel.
If you have an attorney speak to him now about your options before you plead the case out. Most times if you are pleading the case out you can ask for record expungement during sentencing. Additionally, conditional discharge is another method used to "expunge" a case which is also determined early on. You have a few options, talk to your lawyer. As far as "whats the worst that can happen" depends on the charges you are facing.
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