Criminal cases that show up on a background check will have a tremendous negative impact on many important aspects of one’s life. They limit employment opportunities and reduce income potential. They can prevent acceptance into colleges, graduate schools and vocational training programs. They can render one ineligible for licenses issued by government agencies and professional organizations. They can prevent parents from taking leadership roles or even participating in their children’s school programs, sports teams and other activities.
Newer Kentucky expungement statutes have expanded the availability of expungements. Currently, any dismissed criminal case is immediately eligible for expungement. Some felony convictions over five (5) years old are eligible for expungement. DUI convictions over ten (10) years old are eligible for expungement. Misdemeanor convictions over five (5) years old are eligible for expungement. The newer law permits the expungement of multiple misdemeanors clustered within a five (5) year period whereas the old law prohibited such expungements. Finally, family court emergency protective orders (EPOs) and interpersonal protective orders (IPOs) which were dismissed are now expungement eligible.
Mr. Harralson has extensive expungement experience. To prevent the life hurdles a criminal history can bring, call Mr. Harralson today for a quick free telephone consultation. Eligibility can be determined in just minutes. And, as noted above, the laws have changed to expand expungement availability. Those previously ineligible for expungement in the past should call immediately for an updated eligibility review.