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How Much Do It Cost To Get Felony Expungement Off Your Record?

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In the common law legal system, an expungement proceeding is a type of lawsuit in which a first time offender of a prior criminal conviction seeks that the records of that earlier process be sealed, thereby making the records unavailable through the state or Federal repositories. If successful, the records are said to be ‘expunged’. When an expungement is granted, the person whose record is expunged may, for most purposes, treat the event as if it never occurred.                

It is actually a fairly simple process to get an expungement, but it can be extremely expensive, depending on your lawyer. The only way to find out how much it will cost is by asking your lawyer as they will vary considerably. Expect to pay somewhere around $800. To begin the process you must first of all obtain the proper paperwork from your state or county of residence. Go to the website of the state or county and request a criminal records expungement form. You can usually find these forms under the ‘courts’ section on the state/county website.

You can also request this information by calling the state or county of interest. Fill out the forms and mail them in. Remember that there can be a long waiting period when attempting to receive an expungement of a felony conviction, so be patient. This waiting period can last up to four months.

You will be informed of a date you will need to be in court and you will be required to provide the judge with an oral or written explanation as to why they should expunge your felony conviction. At the end of the hearing, the judge will either grant or deny an expungement of your felony conviction.
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Recently changed laws in NY allow for felons to seek expungement for certain crimes. It is best to seek an attorney who specializes in expungement. Expect to pay between $2000-4000. If you are seeking employment and this conviction is holding you back, then it should be worth it to you.
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LOL! LMAO! Somethings money can't buy, getting a felony expunged is one of them!
thanked the writer.
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Did you just pull that answer out of thin air? A simple google search would reveal that in fact you can have certain felonies expunged. Don't answer if you don't know.

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