Is your criminal record holding you back?
The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. understands that everyone makes mistakes, and we understand the long-term consequences that Criminal charges can have on the ability to move on with your life and further your career. We know that there are potential opportunities lost because of a past arrest and/or conviction is appearing on a public record.
The South Carolina Legislature has rewritten the laws and now certain additional arrests and even convictions can now be expunged (removed) from your record. Attorney Peter Brown and his staff have been handling Expungements across the state of South Carolina for his clients the past three (3) decades. The firm handles criminal defense matters from the very beginning of the process in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties; all the way through to the Expungement process. We are frequently retained to handle expungements years later.
Under S.C. Code Section 17-22-910 here are different scenarios eligible for an expungement
- This must be a first offense YOA conviction.
- After June 2, 2010, anyone sentenced pursuant to the Youthful Offender Act who goes a period of five (5) years from the completion of their sentence without any other convictions may be eligible for an expungement.
- Before June 2, 2010, anyone between the ages of seventeen (17) and twenty-four (24) who goes a period of five (5) years from the completion of their sentence without any other convictions may be eligible for an expungement.
- Even with multiple YOA charges they may all be eligible for an expungement. If the sentence was at single sentence proceeding where charges were closely connected and arose out of the same incident.
A PardonThe next step that might lessen the impact of a conviction would be applying for a Pardon. A Pardon is granted by the South Carolina Board of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services and can excuse a person convicted of a crime from its legal ramifications. It will not erase a mistake or remove it from your arrest record, but it will erase the state penalties received because of the conviction. A Pardon may also help you recover certain important civil rights, such as your right to vote and your right to carry a firearm. If interested in pursuing a Pardon, please reach out to us at the Law Office of Peter David Brown at (843) 971-0099.
The Expungement process can be very complicated and intimidating.At the Law Office of Peter David Brown we see first-hand the amount of stress our clients endure when going through the court process. Having experienced Attorneys, such as Attorney Peter Brown or Attorney Donald Sorenson, to guide your matter through the Expungement process will take the weight off your shoulders. Call us today for a FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION!
Expungements Anywhere in South Carolina
The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. can expunge arrests and/or convictions from any county or city in South Carolina if it is eligible for an Expungement.