How to Get Rid of a Felony Record

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For whom ever is in legal trouble, check this out. No I am not  Felon nor do I even have a traffic ticket :) Thank you.

Having a felony  convictions erased from your criminal record is called expunging, and the requirements vary  widely from state to state. Generally, if the felony you are trying to expunge  isn’t one that could result in life imprisonment, and you haven’t had any other  criminal charges since the charge you are trying to get rid of, you may qualify  for an expungement.

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    Contact an attorney. Most  often, we as the general public aren’t exceptionally savvy to the judicial  system. An attorney cannot guarantee you an expungement; however she can  increase your chances by helping you every step of the way. Be sure to work with  an attorney that specializes in expungement or record clearing.

    Whenever contacting a lawyer, be sure to ask for her state bar number and  check it at the website provided in the Resources section.

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    Get a second opinion. Many times one attorney’s take on a case can vary  dramatically from another’s. You may find that you are more comfortable with the  counsel provided by one attorney to the other.

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    Prepare a statement. This statement should serve as a reference when going in  front of a judge to get rid of a felony record. The statement should include  valid reasons as to why you need a felony expunged, (for example, applying for a  job or  housing), and any good deeds performed such as volunteer work.

    A judge is the only one who can grant you an expungement; therefore the  statement should serve to persuade the judge that you are deserving of having a  felony erased.

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    Go before a judge. Getting rid of a felony is a criminal proceeding, and as  such you may choose to either represent yourself or allow your attorney to do so  for you.

Read more:  How to Get Rid of a Felony Record | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6507213_rid-felony-record.html#ixzz2Od3bHZF1