Expungement for Future Law Enforcement Professionals

When a person wishes to enter into a career in law enforcement, they will be subjected to background checks. These background checks can be lengthy and will delve deep into a person's history. Any past instances of a person violating the law, or having been arrested can be incredibly detrimental to their career goals in law enforcement. While prior criminal records or arrest records do not necessarily preclude someone from a career in law enforcement, they can certainly hinder a person's path and progress down this career choice. Pennsylvania allows for expungement and record sealing for individuals who have prior criminal or arrest records in the state.

Can My Records Affect My Law Enforcement Career Goals?

A criminal or arrest record can affect anyone's career goals, regardless of what career path they choose to take. For law enforcement, in particular, an arrest or conviction record can be incredibly damaging during the application process. While a prior record is not truly indicative of a person's character, many employers will weigh this heavily against any positive factors a person may have in their favor. For a career in a field such as law enforcement, a person's records will be weighed extensively heavily against them.

What Solutions Are Available To Me?

Under Pennsylvania law, a person's records may be cleared under motions for either expungement or record sealing. The method used will depend heavily on the initial conviction or arrest. Depending on what level of a position a person is applying for, the background check may still be able to access a person's expunged or sealed records. Even if they are still able to be accessed, going the extra mile for an expungement is reflective of a person's effort to get their life back on track and distance themselves from any poor decision making in the past.

Pennsylvania Expungement Attorney

Filing for expungement or record sealing of prior criminal or arrest records can potentially improve a person's chances when applying for a career in law enforcement. These motions must be filed with the county that the initial records were generated in. The Court of Common Pleas in the county will maintain all records and hold authority over whether or not the motion will be granted. When filing a motion for either expungement or sealing records, a person may encounter some difficulty. while it is possible to conduct these filings without the aid of an attorney, the process can be confusing and frustrating. when seeking guidance into these matters, a person may not receive adequate help from court employees. Failing to file properly can result in delays to a person's progress when time is of the essence. An attorney can conduct the filing, and help make sure it is done correctly to reduce the likelihood of delay.

If you or a loved one is seeking an expungement in Pennsylvania, contact attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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