Criminal Record Clearing
Get a Fresh Start
Apply for a Pardon
Ever heard that your record can NEVER be expunged? Whoever told you that was wrong. Plain and Simple.
There is a route to expungement for everyone. Even if you have a felony conviction. For many people, a pardon is the first step in that process.
Full representation ….. $3500
- Obtain Court Documents ….. $250
- Initial Consultation ……. $500
- Review and file pardon application ………. $1000
- Prepare for in-home interview ….. $500
- Prepare for public hearing …. $500
- Representation at public hearing …. $750
We can provide custom pardon assistance to meet your needs. We can help you from start to finish by representing you through the entire process (Full Representation). Or, we can assist you with certain aspects of the process to make it more cost effective. Whatever works best for you.
Erase the Past
In today’s world, every piece of information is available at the click of a mouse. An expungement erases a criminal record as if it never existed and, in Pennsylvania, it is the only way to destroy a criminal record. File for an expungement and put the past behind you for good.
- Expungement ……………………… $630 per petition (includes $147.50 filing fee)
- Expungement hearing …….. $500 per appearance
We file expungements for eligible cases in Philadelphia County. One petition will be filed for each eligible court docket. Most expungements are currently granted without the need for a hearing. To learn more, give us a call at 215-999-7790.
Frequently Asked Questions
It Depends. Did your charges end in a conviction? In other words, were you found guilty or did you plead guilty?
If your answer to this questions is no, then you are most likely eligible to have your record expunged today.
If your answer to this questions is yes, then you are probably not eligible to have your record expunged at this time.
Give us a call, and we can help you determine whether your record is eligible for expungement.
If you are not currently eligible for an expungement, even if you’ve been convicted of a felony, there are ways to become eligible. For most people in this position, the best route to clearing their record is through the pardon process. But depending on your age and what you were convicted of, you may have other options.
If you are not eligible for an expungement because you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, a pardon will make your record eligible for expungement.
A pardon restores all of the rights that you lost as a result of your conviction. When you were convicted, you lost the right to ask the court for an expungement. That is why you are currently ineligible. If you receive a pardon, you’ll get back the right to ask the court for an expungement.
Better than you think. If it’s been more than 5-10 years since your last arrest, your chances of receiving a pardon are actually pretty good. In 2020, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons reviewed 723 pardon applications. More than 60% of those applicants were recommended to the governor for a pardon. If you haven’t been arrested in years, now’s the time to seriously consider applying for a pardon.
Yes. For most people it takes about 2-3 years for their application to make it through the pardon process and be granted. But this shouldn’t hold you back from applying. Do you still want to be dealing with your record 5 years from now? Or would you rather be enjoying a fresh start full of new opportunities?
If you have a misdemeanor or felony conviction, and you’ve served your sentence the answer is yes.
This does not necessarily mean that your pardon will be granted. But if you have not been arrested in the past 5-10 years and during that time you’ve been a productive and responsible member of your community, you’ve probably got a good chance.
If you have been convicted of certain crimes, and you’ve been free of arrest for more than ten years, you may be eligible to have your record sealed. However, we think that if you are eligible to have your record sealed you should probably just apply for a pardon.
Why? Because with all the time that has passed, you are probably a very good candidate to receive a pardon. Additionally, sealed records can still pop up, especially on federal background checks.