Sealing a Criminal Record
Call Our Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyers at (631) 816-2684
Having a criminal record can be problematic in life, especially when it
comes to applying for new employment opportunities, applying for loans,
or maintain proper housing. The state of New York does not offer expungement
or removal of criminal records, but you may be eligible to have your criminal
Sealing a criminal record does not remove or erase an existing criminal
record. When a criminal record is sealed, any material used in your conviction
will be destroyed including, DNA samples, mug shots, and fingerprints.
Sealing a criminal record in New York is your best option at a fresh start.
Schedule a case review to get started now!
Am I eligible to seal my record?
Unfortunately, not all criminal convictions are eligible for record sealing.
You will not be eligible to have your record sealed if you have been convicted
of a class A felony, registered as a sex offender, or been convicted of
particularly violent felonies. You will be considered for eligibility
if; 10 years or more have passed since your sentencing.
Eligibility may be considered if any of the following apply to your case:
- Did you complete a court-ordered drug program as part of the sentence in
- Were you sentenced to the shock incarceration program?
- Did you participate in a Drug Court program?
- Did you participate in the Judicial Diversion program?
Laurence A. Silverman & Associates Can Help
Call our Long Island
criminal defense team to find out if you are eligible for this special treatment under
the New York State Criminal Procedure Law. When you call, be prepared
to tell us the crime you were convicted of, the approximate date of the
conviction, the type of sentence you were given, and the type of drug
program you completed. We can immediately begin working to bring your
case in front of a Judge. We can handle your case in any county, town,
or village in the entire state of New York. Our staff is waiting to hear
from you to begin freeing you from your past!