OBTAINING A LAWYER TO EXPUNGE A CRIMINAL RECORD/EXPUNGEMENT PETITIONS IN MONROE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
If you completed ARD, had charges against you withdrawn or dismissed, were acquitted of an offense, or 5 years has passed from the time that you pled guilty to a summary citation, you may be able to have your arrest records expunged through the assistance of a lawyer.
WHAT CAN BE EXPUNGED?It is worth your time to consult with a criminal defense lawyer about pursuing a petition to expunge. A review of your criminal history by an attorney familiar with the expungement process will determine if any action can be taken. There may be more options than you think.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?A petition can be filed almost immediately with the court and it is unlikely that you would have to appear in court. Although the turn-around time can vary, the official court order to expunge criminal information may take only a few weeks.
CAN MY MONROE COUNTY CASE BE EXPUNGED?It depends. It is worth consulting with a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the expungement process in Monroe County Pennsylvania. Unlike some counties, completing the ARD program in Monroe County does NOT result in an automatic expungement of charges. You should talk to an attorney who regularly handles these matters. Further, even if you had a case in Monroe County years ago, expungement still may be possible if the charges were withdrawn or dismissed, if you were acquitted at trial, or even if you pled guilty to a summary citation and have turned 21 or 5 years have passed, depending on the specific charge.