Criminal Expungement Fees are Dropping – What You Need to Know
Good people often make mistakes, but having a criminal conviction on your public record can be embarrassing and can affect both your personal and professional well-being. Expungements in Memphis sand Shelby County occur when a case is dismissed or when an individual has successfully completed a pretrial or judicial diversion program (for first time offenders).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGED?
The good news for those who have successfully participated in the diversion program is that the fee to do so is being lowered. This fee is an amount designated to be a processing fee for the appropriate agency to remove your qualified criminal conviction. As of July 1, 2018, a new law passed by legislature reduced the expungement fee to $280. Previously, the expungement fee was $450, which was ridiculously high.
HOW LONG WILL A CONVICTION STAY ON MY RECORD?
While there is no charge by the clerk’s office to have a non-diverted and dismissed charge expunged, it can be time consuming. An experienced attorney can save you the time and confusion of having dismissed matters expunged with little in the way of out-of-pocket costs.
>> READ MORE: How Long Does A Criminal Conviction Stay on Your Public Record?
Being charged with a crime can be a complicated and worrisome matter, but having the right attorney by your side can be the difference between having a public criminal record forever and having a case dismissed.
>> READ MORE: How Much Does a Criminal Lawyer Cost?
HOW DO I GET A RECORD EXPUNGED IN MEMPHIS?
If you or a loved one needs legal assistance with any type of criminal matter, please contact an experienced Memphis criminal defense attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm. The attorneys at www.901Law.com have extensive courtroom experience handling all types of misdemeanor and felony charges, while doing so for a reasonable fee.
Our fee guarantee allows you to obtain quality legal representation for a reasonable fee that allows you to live your life while also having an attorney in your corner throughout the legal process. Call 901-526-9494 for a free consultation or stop by our offices, conveniently located in Downtown Memphis at 230 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103.
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