Restart Your Life with an Expungement Lawyer
Recent changes in Montana law have made it possible for individuals who have been charged with minor crimes to have misdemeanors removed from their record. Our expungement lawyer can discuss whether or not your crime is eligible for expungement at our Missoula, MT, law firm. Our attorneys understand how prior convictions can affect your ability to get a job, loan, and other important opportunities in life. We can fight for your ability to move on from minor indiscretions from your past. Contact our practice online for a free consultation regarding the recent changes in expungement law.
What is Expungement?
Expungement is a court-ordered process that allows individuals convicted of misdemeanors, such as drug charges, to have their records sealed, or permanently removed. When your records are expunged, the public, local law, and other bodies completing background checks will not find record of your arrest or conviction. The records will not be available to employers, academic institutions, or financial institutions. Montana will typically only expunge misdemeanors. Violent or sexual felonies or misdemeanors are only eligible if the charges have been reversed.
How Can You Receive Expungement?
In order to receive expungement, you need to have completed all legal requirements that resulted from your misdemeanor, such as paying fines and completing any court-ordered treatment. Candidates need to be law abiding citizens for five years and not commit any more offenses in Montana or any other state. Individuals may be eligible for expungement if they are applying or have applied to a military academy or the armed forces and are unable to enlist or hold certain positions because of a prior conviction.
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you continue your life with a clean record.
Once all previous legal requirements have been met, you and our attorneys can file a petition for the judge to review. As long as you have complied with all applicable rules and regulations, your records should be expunged. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you continue your life with a clean record.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C. can investigate your criminal history to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for expungement, and then obtain and provide documents that support your rehabilitation. Once we have the information we need, we can draft and file a petition with the court that outlines your information and the progress you have made as a law abiding citizen.
The judge will review your records and determine whether or not to grant expungement. In some cases, for offenses like DUI, you may need to appear in court. Fortunately, our attorneys are ready and qualified to represent you in court, providing aggressive defense. Our decades of criminal defense experience have enabled us to become very familiar with all applicable laws to help you achieve your goal.
Choose Aggressive Representation
Thousands of Montana residents have the chance to wipe their records clean, renew their drivers’ license, apply for their dream job, or finally secure a loan. Our attorneys are compassionate yet aggressive and understand how much this means to you. We want to represent you and work towards receiving expungement so you can begin a new chapter in your life. Contact our firm online today or call 406-389-4215 for a free consultation.
Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C.
Our attorneys have been fighting for Montanans since 1959. Over the years, we have represented more than 7,500 clients and helped them recover millions of dollars in compensation. We are affiliated with renowned legal organizations, including The National Trial Lawyers and the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, request a case review online or call us at 406-389-4215.