Pennsylvania Broadens Expungement Law

We often receive calls from people looking to have their record expunged.  Typically, the conviction is for a relatively minor misdemeanor from their college or young adult years.  The conviction comes up whenever a background check has been done and, at best, causes them considerable embarrassment.  At worst, it gives a potential employer a reason not to extend a job …

Q & A: Does expungement really provide a clean criminal record?

We often have clients ask about expungement, especially as it relates to completing Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) or Probation Without Verdict (PWOV or Section 17).  Whether an expungement truly provides the benefit of a completely clean record depends on the vigilance of a few public employees and the diligence of private background search companies. The first step is for the local …