Expungements in Kansas - Erasing Your Past, For a Brighter Future
Expungement of criminal records in Kansas means that your record is, in effect, "erased." You can legally say that you were never arrested, charged, diverted, or convicted of the crime in question. Learn how an expungement pays for itself over and over and over again.
Why Petition for an Expungement?You may not think it's worth the time, money and effort to get your record expunged, but a clean criminal record can make the difference in whether or not you get the job you want or the loan you need to buy a house or car, and other areas of your life you may not have even yet considered.
An expungement will seal the criminal history record from pubic view. However, expungement of some felony convictions will not guarantee eligibility to purchase a firearm. Depending on the crime and circumstances of the crime state and federal laws may still prohibit the possession and/or purchase of a firearm even though the case has been expunged. Contact our office for further information.
More Reasons an Expungement Pays for Itself, Over and Over and Over Again.1. If you apply for insurance and the insurance company finds a conviction on you criminal record, they may charge extremely high insurance premiums and depending upon the type of crime, they may not offer any kind of insurance to you.
2. Having a criminal record will also put obstacles in your way of applying for a loan. Many banks and other institutions may hesitate before loaning you money and they will definitely charge a high interest rate to you. Students may not receive any loan or even financial aid from their institutions if they are found with a criminal record.
3. Another major problem that can arise is in housing; a lot of private landlords and other housing and real estate agencies may refuse to provide you with services or provide you with housing if you have a criminal record.
4. For students, having a criminal record can be even more dangerous; your university may expel you from your current program, they may refuse any kind of aid or any sort of grant. They may also make you ineligible for any kind of honors or awards. If you apply to a university, you may not get an admission based solely on your criminal record.
5. Working and employed people will also find it hard to cope with work or continue with jobs after a conviction. Current employees may be terminated and future employers may refuse to employ you once they find out about your criminal record.
6. A criminal record will definitely restrict your rights to possess or purchase any kind of firearms. Gun ownership and possessing other kinds of armor may be restricted or even banned for people with a criminal record.
7. If you wish to volunteer for any kind of work, that particular institution may not allow you to work with them or to have to volunteer at their organization if you have a criminal record.
8. Although you may not have considered this before, but if you wish to adopt a child then such rights of yours will also be challenged and maybe even be denied if you have a conviction in the past.
9. State licenses and certificates may also be denied to you if your record has a conviction.
10. Most states also ban people from being eligible for federally funded assistance and food stamps and may also deny the eligibility for a federal assisted housing base in case of an arrest if the person has a conviction on his/her record.
How Do I Expunge My Past Mistakes?The filing fee to start the process costs $195.00; with a 45-60 day turnaround on average. Attached is the "Procedure on Expungement Cases" for the Third Judicial District (i.e. Shawnee County, Kansas).
We recommend speaking with an Expungement Attorney before subjecting yourself to the hassle and headache. Most charge a low, flat rate. With an attorney's help, there is a high likelihood you, the Petitioner, will not have to show up to court at all. Usually one call (to your attorney) does it all.
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