Benefits of Expunging or Sealing Your Criminal Record

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When you have your record expunged, you can apply for jobs with confidence. In most states, when your record is expunged, you can honestly say you were not convicted of a crime. Expunging your arrest records prevents those records from coming up on background checks. After expungement, you can apply for many professional licenses issued by the state such as, medical licenses, nursing licenses, contractors license, real estate licenses and many others. No longer will you fear when a background check is performed on you. Below are some benefits you can expect to see after you have your record expunged or sealed.

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  • - Tell employers that you have not been convicted of a crime
  • - Become eligible for student loans and apply for credit
  • - Become eligible for housing assistance
  • - Become eligible for professional licenses and certificates in
  • - Tell friends and family you were not convicted of a crime
  • - To stop the embarrassment and fear of background checks being performed on you.

Making the Decision to Expunge or Seal Your Record

Expunging or sealing your record is an investment in you. The expense associated with it may seem large at the moment, but like all investments, you need to look at the long-range view. For instance, let's say the cost to expunge a felony is $1000. That is a lot of money. But, if it means you get a job in one month as opposed to six months, it can mean the difference between making $10,000 in six months or $2,000 in six months. So, even at minimum wage, coming up with the $1000 now can lead to an extra $8,000 over six months— that is an investment any investor or stock broker would jump at. The cost-benefit analysis is even more persuasive if you look at the potential return over a lifetime. Expungement and record sealing is an investment you must make.