WE THE PEOPLE OF PENNSYLVANIA,who have made mistakes, in order to have more productive lives unhindered by the history of those mistakes we made when we were younger, and as our lives are now responsible, hereby want to explore having our criminal records expunged or pardoned!
> EXPUNGE To remove the criminal record of: • A summary conviction over five years old
• An underage consumption conviction
• A juvenile record (under certain criteria)
• An ARD disposition (such as first offense DUI)
• A Section 17 disposition (for a small amount of marijuana, perhaps)
• A charge that has been dismissed, withdrawn or nol-prossed
• A conviction that has been pardoned
> PARDON To release (a person) from punishment; exempt from penalty: a convicted criminal who was pardoned by the governor.
• Exemption of a convicted person from the penalties of an offense or crime by the power of the executor of the laws.
• An official document or warrant declaring such an exemption.
• Where there are other convictions - summary, felony or misdemeanor.
Clearly, the best path is for a person to avoid obtaining any criminal convictions, but for the hundreds of thousands who have made mistakes whether small or large, it is beneficial to know of these two options. A consultation with a lawyer versed in these procedures will determine if they are applicable to a specific situation. We invite you to contact us and find out if the attorneys at
Walmer Law Offices can help you with your criminal record.