Did you have an unfortunate run in with law enforcement years ago that resulted in a summary conviction either through a plea or finding of guilt that you regret and now you want the summary conviction eliminated from your criminal record?
With more and more information about each of us becoming available to the general public through internet searches, these offenses can come back and cause harm to your reputation in your social circle if later located by friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Criminal records, even summary offenses can also jeopardize your chances at securing a job if they are located by prospective employers
Currently, individuals who received summary convictions in Pennsylvania may be eligible to have summary offenses like public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, harassment, and possession, consumption, transportation or alcoholic or malt brewed beverages expunged from their record under Act 134 of 2008. Act 134 went into effect in Pennsylvania on January 26, 2009 and allows persons convicted of a summary offense only to seek an expungement of that conviction in the Court of Common Pleas where the conviction took place. The Act requires an individual to wait a 5 year period following the conviction (which usually begins to run the date your fines and costs were paid in full) before seeking the expungement.
Any conviction in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for more serious offenses ranging from misdemeanors to felonies still require the formal pardon application and a grant of a pardon by the Pennsylvania Governor.
Attorney Craig Kalinoski of Kalinoski Law Offices, P.C is experienced in having summary offenses successfully expunged. Call Scranton Criminal Defense Attorney Craig Kalinoski today at (570)207-4000 to discuss expungement or pardon of your criminal conviction.