There are a few ways to seal your criminal record. You can file a motion pursuant to actual innocence to seal you criminal record. However, if you can not file motion to seal because you were not innocent of the charges you can file a motion 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. Unlike actual innocence you have to wait the required statutory period which is either 2, 3 , 4, or 8 years depending on the underlining criminal offense.
The Court looks at the following factors to determine whether to grant your motion to seal.
This is a hard question to answer because it differs from Judge to Judge. We have been doing this awhile and the resolution has been anywhere from 90-160 days from the date of filing.
If you have time and do not mind doing a little research and writing than you could conceivable do it yourself. We make the process simple. All you have to do is fill out this form by clicking here. After you fill out the form we will send you an engagement letter for legal services. Once payment is made we usually file your motion within 24 hours.