Chester County expungement lawyer Michael T. Malarick has been a licensed attorney in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over 27 years. Over the years, Michel Malarick has helped many residents of Chester County and West Chester as a criminal record expungement attorney. If you are looking to expunge your record for any criminal matters or DUI, contact our West Chester and Chester County expungement lawyer today for a free consultation.
In Chester County, and throughout Pennsylvania, all criminal matters are posted online. This means that your arrest date, all charges, and the disposition of those charges, are available to be seen by your employer, landlord, mortgage lender, and nosey neighbor. If you were found Not Guilty, your arrest and charges are still there to be seen. If the D.A. withdrew the charges, your arrest and charges are still there to be seen. If you pled Guilty or were found Guilty, your arrest, charges, and sentence are still there to be seen. If you were granted ARD, and successfully completed the ARD program, your arrest, charges, and sentence are still there to be seen.
If you were arrested in Chester County, PA, from Oxford to Exton to Pottstown or West Chester, contact our Chester County Expungement attorney, Michael T. Malarick, an experienced Pennsylvania expungement lawyer, for consultation and advice.
Chester County Expungement Lawyer – Can I Have An ARD Expunged From My Record?
Yes, if you have successfully completed the ARD program, you can have your record expunged. However, the expungement is not automatic. You must petition the Court and follow the procedure outlined in 234 PA Code 319, 320. Your expungement petition must be filed in the county were the arrest occurred. If you were arrested in Avondale, Brandywine, or Coatesville, and were granted and successfully completed your ARD program, your expungement petition would be filed in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas.
Chester County Criminal Record Expungement Attorney – How Do You Get Your Record Expunged?
There are four basic steps in the expungement petition process. First, obtain your PA State Police background check. This report must be dated within 60 days of filing your petition. This report must be attached to your petition. If you are seeking to expunge an ARD matter, you will also need your certificate of completion of the ARD program to be attached to the petition.
Second, file the expungement petition. The petition will have your name and other identifying information, such as, your address, aliases, and date of birth. The petition will also include the arrest date, the police department, and the assigned judge. The specific charges must also be listed with the grade of crime (summary, misdemeanor, or felony), and the disposition of the charges. A copy of the filed petition must also be provided to the D.A.
Third, obtain the signed Order. If the D.A. does not object to the expungement petition, you may get a signed Order without a court hearing. The signed Order does not mean that the record has been expunged. There is a 30 day appeal period that must pass before you can complete the expungement.
Fourth, once the 30 day appeal period has run, you will need to purchase certified copies of the signed Order. These certified Orders will be sent to the necessary agencies, including the PA State Police Central Repository, who will erase or seal your record from public view.
Chester County & West Chester Expungement Lawyer Contact Information
If you live in Downingtown, West Chester, Kennett Square, West Goshen, or any other Chester County township, contact our Chester County expungement lawyer Michael T. Malarick, for a free record expungement consultation. We are here to help the Chester County community with any DUI expungements or past criminal arrest expungements.
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