Yes, you may be eligible for gun permit in the District of Columbia even with a prior criminal record. The Prior Criminal Record can not be felony or any offense (in another State) that carries more than a year in jail. Furthermore, you can not be under indictment for a crime of violence or a weapon offense.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding expunging and sealing criminal records in the District of Columbia. More questions? Give us a call.
If you have been arrested an convicted of falsely representing your age, or possessing or presenting as proof of age a false identification document your record can still be expunged so that this arrest does not impact your future.
If you can not file motion to seal because you were not innocent of the charges you can file a motion to seal in the interest of justice. Essentially, you are telling the Court that your criminal record should be sealed because it is in society’s interest to seal your record. You have made strides since the occurrence and you do not want the criminal record to impact your future with employment etc.
To seal a record on the grounds of actual innocence means that you are asking the court to seal your criminal case because you should not have been arrested.
A motion to seal pursuant to actual innocence usually cost between $800.00 to $1200.00. A motion to seal pursuant to the interest of justice is between $1200.00 to $1500. The cost to expunge a matter in the State of Maryland is significantly cheaper – no more than a few hundred dollars
You can expunge or seal most misdemeanor criminal records in the District of Columbia. There is a difference between sealing and expunging criminal records in the District of Columbia.
Which are my options for Sealing my Criminal Case in DC.
How long do you have to wait before you can file with the Court to have record expunged or sealed.
In the District of Columbia a misdemeanor is defined as crime punishable by less than 12 months in jail. Maryland has statutes governing each misdemeanor. Regardless, of whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the District of Columbia or in the State of Maryland, you should take it seriously. Misdemeanors make up 80 percent of U.S. criminal dockets. …
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