How does Expungement work in New York State?

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When I was arrested and charged with two Misdemeanors, I was not only stunned but pretty scared too. I had never been arrested before and knew nothing of the process. Adam defended me with passion, non-judgment and thorough knowledge and experience of the law that I would have been utterly lost without. My record will be clean and I couldn't be happier. Myself, my family, friends and community are eternally grateful. THANK YOU, ADAM!! *****

Innocent and Facing Charges That Would Have Ruined My Life

"I had just recently graduated from law school and was awaiting my bar exam when I was charged with 3 class D felonies. Adam was incredibly invested and attentive from the beginning of my case. He greatly exceeded my expectations in how often he took the time to come visit me in jail with updates. He calmly talked my wife through the issues and helped her understand what was going on. Adam believed in me and took the case to jury trial in Monroe County Court. His courtroom performance was excellent, combined with a solid grasp of litigation procedures and law. The jury verdict was not guilty on the 3 counts. I WAS DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED ON ALL COUNTS. Worst-case scenario I was looking at 21 years in prison, and instead today I have my life back."

New York has implemented a new law allowing certain criminal records to be sealed from public view. Under this new law, law enforcement and courts will still be able to see your criminal record, but it would be blocked from view to employers or anybody else. 

The process of asking for your record to be sealed is not, by any means, simple. Convictions won't just automatically come off your record after a set period of time, and not all convictions can be sealed. Convictions that can be sealed are limited based on the type of crime, and whether a Seal Order is granted is up to the discretion of the judge hearing your application.

Because the process is more closely related to filing an appeal than trial work, we suggest contacting Attorney Danielle C. Wild if you need your record to be sealed.

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