i just turned 18 recently and i got into some trouble at my school, they found a small pipe that had tested positive for THC, and i recived a ticket for a petty misdemeanor. if i dont get it off my record, it will ruin my future. i have no previous problems with the police.
The police cannot expunge your record. That is a process that would occur after your case has been resolved. The best thing you can do is get a good criminal defense attorney to go to court with you and try to get the case resolved in a way that won't affect your record.
This is a situation where you need an actual attorney to sit down with you and discuss what's going on, and what can be done. A simple Q&A on the internet is not enough to help you.
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The police do not expunge criminal record - that would be counterintuitive. Once your probation is up and your fines are all paid up, you can request that the court expunge your record. I recommend using an attorney.
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If you have already plead guilty, speak to an attorney about getting an expungement. Utilizing a lawyer will provide you with your best chance of success.
If you haven't yet plead guilty, contact an attorney to defend you on the charges. There are a number of options in terms of plea bargains that can keep your record clear. An attorney will do his/her best to keep your record clear and you may not have to plead guilty at all. This is the best alternative and can save you a lot of time and money in the future. Also, if you work with an attorney at the start, you may never need an expungement.
If I can be of help to you, please give me a call. I have much experience handling criminal cases as well as expungements.
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