Criminal charges have a far-reaching impact on an individual's life. Everything from housing, licensing to employment can be affected because of a criminal record. Though the emotional and financial cost of these proceedings may never be compensated for, there is a sure legal outlet for removing the effects of this circumstance.
Many states have laws regarding the expungement of criminal records in light of a period of good behavior. Depending on the state, an individual can have their criminal record sealed and retained so that it cannot be used by potential employers, lenders, and landlords to deny them their much-deserved rights.