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Practice Areas : Record Sealing or Expungement


Law Office Of Darin B. Wizenberg has a great deal of expertise in helping individuals clean and seal pre-existing criminal records.



While New York State does not permit the expungement of convictions, New York State does permit the "sealing" of cases where criminal charges were dismissed, vacated, set-aside, not filed, or otherwise terminated. New York, does not, however, allow expungement or "sealing" of cases where a conviction was entered, except in the case of certain older controlled substance, marijuana and loitering offenses. The "sealing" of a record prevents the public from having access to or viewing the records, which include fingerprint cards, photographs, court entries, and other information relating to a case. The record may still be made available to courts and law enforcement personnel.



If you have a criminal record, it may affect your ability to obtain employment, certain licenses and the right to vote. In order to seal your record and clear your name, you will need an attorney knowledgeable with the eligibility requirements and procedures of New York State's sealing laws. Through use of various "certificates" that create a public showing of rehabilitation, aggressive application of under-utilized sealing statutes and a host of other measures, the attorneys at Law Office Of Darin B. Wizenberg can help you overcome the social stigma and barriers to personal liberty which a criminal record can create.




Our attorneys are available evenings, weekends and holidays to accommodate our clients. No matter what language you speak, we can handle your case. We have deep roots, experience and offices in every borough of

New York City. Contact us at our Manhattan headquarters for an initial consultation.





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