Sealing and Expungement of Criminal Records

Don’t let past mistakes prevent future success. The criminal defense lawyers at Heiferman & Associates are here to help. Certain people with criminal records may be able seal up to 2 criminal convictions in New York. If you have no more than two misdemeanor convictions or one felony and one misdemeanor conviction, you may be eligible to have those convictions sealed. The sealing of records will make these convictions invisible to most potential employers. It is also possible to expunge records in New Jersey.

The criminal defense lawyers at Heiferman & Associates are experienced with sealing and expunging in both states. Several years ago, New York State passed a law that allows people with certain criminal convictions to seal these records after ten years. The ten-year period starts from the date of conviction or release from prison, whichever is later. You cannot have had any new criminal convictions or have a current criminal case pending. If you have more than 2 convictions, you may still be eligible if your convictions are related to the same one or two incidents. For example, if you were charged and convicted of multiple crimes during one incident, the court may treat multiple convictions as one conviction. While this may sound complicated, our experienced criminal defense lawyers will make the process easy.

The criminal defense attorneys at Heiferman & Associates have successfully sealed/expunged major felonies including sale of controlled substances, burglary, DWI (driving while intoxicated) and more. Don’t let a past mistake get in your way. With a clean record, people will be able to pass background checks for employment. Our criminal defense lawyers have successfully assisted numerous clients seal records in New York (We also have helped clients expunge records in New Jersey). These successes include both felony and misdemeanor convictions. If you or someone you know has a criminal conviction that is more than 10-years old, we might be able to help seal (NY) or expunge (NJ) your criminal record. Contact us today at (718) 888-9545 for a consultation.