Were you recently arrested and the case did result in a conviction? Did you plead guilty as a first-time criminal offender and receive probation? There is a chance you can still protect yourself from losing your job or source of income, housing or license with an expungement of your criminal record.
With an expunction, all records that pertain to the specific case can be removed from the court for public use and should not be used against you if you are arrested in the future.
If you have recently been arrested for a crime, and want to ensure that your previous conviction is hidden from the court, contact me – New Orleans criminal lawyer, John Radziewicz with Crescent City Law. It is my job to make sure that your rights are protected and you receive fair treatment by the court. You may seek expungement if you were:
It is important to remember that an Expungement helps you when you are trying to find work, housing or obtain any necessary licenses including professional or personal, but certain State Agencies will still have access to your case:
An Expungement can help you live your daily life without interruption or shame.
The court costs for file an expungement are about $600.00 and Crescent City Law charges a flat rate of $1500.00 in attorneys’ fees for most expungements. An average expungement takes between 4 to 6 months to be completed.
In June 2014, Gov. Jindal signed a comprehensive new law that created uniformity for expungements through Louisiana. In response to the new law, Crescent City Law wrote a new blog to provide you with updated information. For updated information, please visit that blog: New Expungement Laws in Louisiana.
Seeking a criminal defense lawyer who has experience with expungements is necessary for success. Your free initial consultation with me is just a phone call or email away. Contact me at (504) 264-9492 for your free consultation with an experienced expungement lawyer. Evening, weekend and offsite meetings are available by appointment.