Expungements are all about second chances. Sometimes we make mistakes and we should all have the opportunity to move beyond that time in our life. At Kosnett Law, we can help your family move forward from a difficult time by expunging a criminal record and allowing them to have a future that is not permanently disadvantaged by a single mistake.
There are many reasons why an individual would need to expunge a criminal record. In some cases, it is because the person was involved in a situation where they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. While their conviction may not be reversible, it might be unjust for them to deal with the consequences of a criminal conviction when they were merely an accomplice, accessory, accessory after the fact or conspirator.
In other cases, a young person’s family might not realize at the outset the impact that a juvenile or criminal conviction will have on their life and their future, particularly on their earning capacity. Many families believe that their child should go through the legal process and face the consequences of their decisions. While this is usually a good life lesson, it can also result in the courts and prosecutors making an example out of a minor, resulting in a serious conviction instead of what should have been a slap on the wrist.
Many people don’t realize the serious implications that a criminal conviction can have on their future. Almost every undergraduate and graduate application will require an explanation of a criminal conviction. In addition, involvement in the criminal justice system can often preclude a person from certain career avenues, including education, anything in health or medical fields, anything in public safety or law, the military, and many other types of jobs. Professional licensing authorities, state and local authorities, and any Federal agency will require the disclosure of criminal convictions on their applications for various programs. If you have a criminal conviction that is negatively affecting your ability to seek work and move forward with your life, you need to hire an attorney to represent you and seek an expungement from your record.
When an individual applies to the state for a license to practice a profession or engage in an occupation, or when a licensee is reporting to his or her board or agency, any prior conviction must be disclosed to the agency, even if it was later expunged. However, the boards or agencies encourage a licensee or applicant to have the matter expunged. Expungement is considered a positive factor toward evaluating the applicant’s character and the possibility of rehabilitation. It demonstrates the convicted person’s desire to clean up their record, and keep it clean in the future. Getting your conviction expunged can help in your obtaining a license, retaining an existing license, minimizing any professional discipline, shortening administrative probation, and otherwise succeeding in your case in front of a licensing agency.
Expunging something from your record may seem like it is an uphill battle, but there is always the hope that you will be able to remove the unjust and unfair mark on your record, which will allow you to pursue your career and educational goals. If you require assistance with Expungement in LA, please call our office today to schedule a consultation where we can speak to you about the facts in your particular case.
At Kosnett Law Firm, we understand that a criminal charge can ruin a person’s life. It puts your career and wealth at risk. We try our best to ensure that our clients’ rights are not violated. When you are facing a serious criminal charge, you need nothing but the best legal defense.
Don’t wait until charges are filed against you. A competent attorney will be able to intervene and get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether during the investigatory phase. We prefer to have one-on-one discussions with our clients as this allows us to evaluate your case thoroughly and to find an appropriate course of action. Our first priority is to ensure that our clients get the verdict they want. We won’t back down even if there are strong evidences against you. We understand that sometimes circumstances can create evidences against innocent people as well. We will utilize our resources and experience to protect you from a conviction – It is our promise.
A criminal conviction will destroy your relationships and career. It will lead to imprisonment and other penalties, including fines.
It is imperative that you hire a legal team that has the skills, knowledge, and experience required to defend you against the charges. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding your case so that we can build a powerful defense. Remember that when it comes to a criminal case, the right attorney makes all the difference. If you have a competent advocate on your side, your chances of success are high. Every person who faces a criminal charge has the constitutional right to legal counsel. You can trust our team to provide dedicated and exceptional legal defense to protect your interests.
Facing a criminal charge can be a stressful experience. You need experienced legal representation to sail through this tough phase.
We believe that every person has a right to receive qualified legal representation. Let our Los Angeles lawyers fight your DUI case for you. To schedule a consultation, call us or email us. The initial consultation is free.
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I am an alumni adviser for a fraternity at USC. The chapter was involved in a disciplinary action with the university. After receiving unusually harsh and unfair sanctions from a student/faculty review committee, our chapter sought counsel from James Kosnett. He attended a hearing with USC administrators, and prepared a compelling written appeal.