Protecting Your Rights After Your Trial Ends
You may have paid your fines and completed the terms of your sentence. However, your criminal record can still affect your life in many ways. Getting a criminal expungement after an arrest, trial or criminal conviction can give you a fresh start.
Our criminal defense lawyers at Holfrich Hotz Brandt, LLC, have been protecting our clients’ rights throughout Franklin County and the surrounding area for more than 10 years. We have substantial experience handling criminal matters at any stage of the legal process, including post-conviction proceedings.
Helping You Clear Your Record
Each state has different requirements and types of convictions that qualify for expungements. Missouri laws allow records of certain infractions, misdemeanors and felonies to be sealed. If your criminal charge is sealed, this information is removed from public records that could affect your:
- Employment opportunities
- Ability to qualify for a professional license
- Housing options
Expungements not only prevent potential employers and landlords from finding criminal records in background searches, but they also allow qualifying individuals to regain firearm privileges.
There are obvious benefits to receiving an expungement. However, this process can be complex to navigate alone, which is why it is important to work with a knowledgeable attorney. When you meet with our team, we will handle all matters relating to this process, including:
- Determining whether your record meets state requirements for expungement
- Completing necessary paperwork
- Filing your petition with the appropriate court
Your future does not need to be limited by a past conviction or arrest. Let us help you obtain the best possible result based on your circumstances.