6 Reasons to Seek an Expungement of Your Criminal Record (Pt. 1)

May 14, 2014

While being convicted of any crime can result in a criminal record, it’s a little-known fact that simply being arrested for a crime – even if the charges are later dropped – can also cause a person to have a criminal record. What this ends up meaning is that you may be forced to discuss the details of past situations that you would rather not in certain settings and that your criminal record can end up popping up at the most inopportune times, potentially creating headaches and causing you to miss out on important opportunities in the future.

Although this may be distressing news if you know (or presume) you have a criminal record, the good news is that you may be eligible for an expungement, which could help you put these records to rest and prevent anyone else from seeing them in the future.

In this three-part blog, we will spotlight some specific reasons to seek an expungement of your criminal records. When you are

Getting an expungement of your criminal record can open up a number of professional opportunities to you. Learn more by contacting Christopher Griffin.

Getting an expungement of your criminal record can open up a number of professional opportunities to you. Learn more by contacting Christopher Griffin.

ready to move forward with this and get your criminal records sealed, contact Christopher Griffin.

1. An expungement can open up your job and career options.

When you are trying to further your education or even get a job to progress on your chosen career path, it’s quite possible that you will be asked about your criminal history. You may even be asked to consent to a background check as a term of admission to a school or acceptance for employment. If you have a criminal record, this could mean that you:

  • Have to explain prior arrests, criminal cases or convictions to admissions’ officers or potential employers
  • End up getting denied the position you are seeking.

2. An expungement can clear the way for you to obtain certain professional licenses.

Similar to job and career opportunities, the opportunity to obtain specific professional (or other state-issued) licenses can be closed to you if you have a criminal record following you around. In fact, depending on the details of your criminal record, you could no longer be eligible to get:

  • An accounting license (or other financial license)
  • A teaching license
  • A nursing or doctor’s license
  • A commercial driver’s license or aviation license.

Additionally, being able to obtain certain (or any) security clearances may also be a problem for people with criminal records, which can further limit their professional opportunities.

For our continued discussion on why you should pursue an expungement of your criminal record, be sure to check out the upcoming second and third installments of this blog.

Denver and Boulder Metro Area Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Griffin Law Firm

When you are ready to get a fresh start and effectively seal or expunge your criminal records, it’s time to contact Christopher Griffin. Ready to put his extensive experience and resources to work for you, Christopher Griffin can immediately start providing you with superior legal representation and, ultimately, can help you resolve your important legal matters as favorably and efficiently as possible.

When you make the wise choice to move forward and work with Christopher Griffin, you can rely on that fact that he, as well as all of the other legal professionals at the Griffin Law Firm, will work relentlessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case so you can focus on your future.

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