Expungements

Charleston/Berkeley/Dorchester Expungements

ERASE YOUR PAST MISTAKES

In some cases, certain arrests and/or convictions may be expunged or removed from your record. An “expungement” is an Order from the Court, signed by a Judge, which requires law enforcement and Court agencies to destroy all records of certain arrests and/or convictions.

If your charges have been dismissed or you were found not guilty at trial, and your record has not been properly expunged, these charges will still show up on a criminal background check.

We routinely speak with people in the community who have suffered the loss of opportunities as a result of a past mistake. It is common practice for employers to run criminal background checks on potential employees. Property managers and landlords often rely on criminal record checks when approving tenants applications for homes and apartments.

A past mistake can follow you indefinitely, making it impossible to put it behind you and move forward and negatively impacting your life for years to come. If you are unsure about what may be on your record, please call the Law Offices of Peter David Brown. We have helped many people “clean up” their records. Please contact us at 843-971-0099 for a consultation.

Magistrate and Municipal level charges

In some cases, convictions for Magistrate and Municipal level charges may be expunged after a period of three (3) years has passed, if there have been no further convictions. Some Domestic Violence convictions, previous referred to as CDVs, may be eligible for expungement after a period of five (5) years if there have been no further convictions. First offense Fraudulent Check convictions may be expunged after a period of one (1) year if there have been no further convictions. Our experienced staff can help you determine if you are eligible to have your record expunged. Please contact us at 843-971-0099 for a consultation.

YOA, PTI and Conditional Discharge Eligibility

Individuals who pled guilty under the Youthful Offenders Act may be eligible for expungement after a certain period of time, and without having further convictions. Additionally, individuals who successfully completed Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) may have their charge(s) expunged. Individuals who pled guilty under Conditional Discharge and have successfully completed the terms and conditions set forth by the Court may be eligible for expungement. If you think that you may be eligible to have certain things removed from your criminal record, please contact the Law Office of Peter David Brown. Our experienced staff can help you determine if you are eligible to have your record expunged. Please contact us at 843-971-0099 for a consultation.