What is an Eligibility Questionnaire?
The free and confidential approach to determine if you qualify for record expungement.
Who Is Eligible?
There are many factors that determine if you are eligible for an expungement or record clearing. You can take our free eligibility survey to determine if you are able to expunge. Each state and even jurisdiction dictates laws that outline the eligibility and process of an expungement.
Some of the factors that determine if you are eligible include state where arrest/conviction occurred, county where arrest/conviction occurred, amount of time that has passed since conviction, level and severity of crime committed, and your past criminal history.
Even though the law varies by state to state, you can still take these steps to insure you are most likely eligible for an expungement:
- Pay all fines
- Complete probation
- Remain in good standing
- Attend all court appointed classes
- Stay out of trouble (do not be convicted of additional offense during rehabilitation period)
Each state has their own rules and some states do not allow for the process of expungement. States typically create the expungement laws to provide incentive to rehabilitation for the convicted and to keep the punishment as proportional to the offense as possible.
Some examples of offenses that can be expunged include petty theft, indecent exposure, prostitution, grand theft, possession of controlled substances (marijuana, etc), DUI, assault, battery, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, shoplifting, robbery, burglary and many more offenses.
Do Expungements Work?
Once an expungement is obtained, you’ll no longer need to disclose your criminal record when anyone inquires or on an application. Although your record is sealed in the eyes of the law, some government agencies such as law enforcement and criminal courts will still be able to see your expungement on file even though it is under seal. However, you will no longer have to disclose your past record when asked. If expungement is completed successfully, your conviction will no longer show up on criminal background checks because it is no longer a conviction. Your arrest will most likely still appear on your record and will show as an arrest with no conviction.
Having your records sealed versus expunged refers to the availability of your records to the public. When a record is sealed, it is not available to employers, creditors or private investigators. However, it is available to government agencies and criminal courts and can be used in future criminal offenses.
Sealing an arrest completely removes a criminal arrest from public records. The record of arrest is destroyed and only accessible to certain law enforcement agencies.
Once an expungement is completed in the eyes of the law, the courts will update their records to background check agencies. This typically takes 48 hours but can also take up to 60 days depending on the courts and agencies.
ExpungeOnline.com allows the opportunity to clear your record or expunge your record online in a fast and efficient manner. By providing the correct information and taking our eligibility questionnaire, you will be able to start the process for clearing your name today.
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1. Sign Up
2. Take Questionnaire
3. Add Info and Pay
4. We take it from there
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