When a person is convicted of a crime, that person usually acquires a criminal record, which can be accessed by future employers, educational institutions and landlords, among others. A criminal record can have serious implications on a person’s life by limiting career options and educational opportunities. Fortunately, the law allows you to have certain offenses expunged from your record. According to the South Carolina Bar, an expungement, which is also known as an Order for Destruction of Arrest Records, is a court order that removes something from your criminal record.
Over the next several weeks, our blogs will be centered around the expungement process, such as what qualifies, how to begin this process, as well as discussing youth offenders. In this first post, we focus on which offenses can be expunged and under what circumstances. Listed below are just a few examples of when this process can be applied.*
To learn about the other types of cases where an expungement may take place, visit the South Carolina Bar Website.
Minor offenses can have major ramifications, notably if it shows up on a background check or must be disclosed to friends, family or places of employment. Depending on the type of offense and the amount of time that has passed, you may be eligible for expungement in the state of South Carolina. With proven legal experience and knowledge, the attorneys at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC are here to discuss your case and help you move past any mistakes you feel are holding you back. If you are wondering whether or not your conviction can be removed from your record, contact us today or visit our Expungement page to answer your questions.