Expungements: Learn Your Options For Clearing Your Record

In today's difficult job market, no one can afford to allow a criminal conviction to derail a job opportunity. A criminal record can halt your growth within your chosen career field. It can also leave you completely unemployable, depending on the conviction and the circumstances.

Background checks are increasing in use by all manner of employers. If the work calls for certain degrees of sensitivity or trustworthiness, an employer is highly likely to use background checks as a filter. Employers who are certain or highly likely to utilize a background check include:

  • Federal government
  • State government
  • Government contractors
  • Financial institutions

A criminal conviction, or even an arrest that did not result in a conviction, will appear on a background check and remove you from the pool of potential applicants. The best way to save yourself from that career killer is to have your criminal conviction expunged. An expungement is not an easy thing to secure. A skilled and experienced attorney can help you clear your record.

In Pennsylvania, there are changes going through the legislature that will expand upon the types of crimes that may be expunged. Reach out to attorney John Della Rocca to determine if your record is eligible for expungement.

A Legal Advocate Helping You Clear Your Record

At The Law Offices of John Della Rocca, attorney Della Rocca has the experience necessary to help people remove the stigma of a criminal conviction from their record. John has been helping people clear the way for continued career growth since 1998. He has focused a significant portion of his practice on expungements and other ways to help people remove any hindrances to their ability to build a better life.

The Expungement Process

An expungement can be obtained in a relatively short amount of time. Your hearing is likely to occur within a month of filing and the entire process may be completed within three months. The petition is first reviewed by the district attorney (DA). If the DA does not object, it will move to a judge for review. If the DA does object, John will advocate for you in an adversary hearing, where he will work to overcome the DA's objections. Once the expungement has been granted, the court's order is sent to the various agencies that have a copy of the records. The records are destroyed, leaving one copy that only law enforcement can access. No one outside of law enforcement will ever have access to that record.

Contact John Della Rocca, A Philadelphia Attorney For Erasing Your Criminal Arrest Record

If you have a criminal conviction on your record, take action to ensure that it does not harm your career. Let Pennsylvania expungements lawyer John Della Rocca help you secure the expungement that you need to be able to move forward with your life. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 267-234-7670 or toll free at 800-668-8981, or contact attorney John Della Rocca via email.