Sealing & Expungement

Sealing & Expungement

Experienced counsel to help clear your record and reclaim your reputation.

Sealing a criminal record generally prevents members of the public – and sometimes government agencies – from viewing it.  But sealing does not result in removal of the record.  Expungement, by contrast, refers to the permanent removal of a misdemeanor offense from your criminal record.

There are compelling reasons to seek expungement of misdemeanor offenses.  An unexpunged misdemeanor is part of your criminal record, and discoverable by the public (including employers, landlords, friends and family) through a basic records search.  In addition, a misdemeanor appearing on your criminal record can often make it more difficult to obtain approval for loans, mortgages, leases, professional license renewals, and even educational assistance.


If you have a misdemeanor offense on your record and want it removed permanently, experienced expungement counsel at Jacobs Law Firm can help. Depending on the nature and circumstances of your offense, expungement may be possible by filing a petition with the proper court. 

Contact us for a confidential and complimentary consultation to discuss whether and how your misdemeanor conviction can be permanently expunged.

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