Clean Up Your Record

Do you have a criminal conviction from your past that is limiting you now?  In this economy, it is hard enough to succeed without your past mistakes coming back to haunt you.  A prior conviction can negatively affect:
  • Your ability to find a keep a good job
  • Divorce and child custody disputes
  • Your residency status or ability to obtain US citizenship
  • Your ability to obtain professional or commercial licenses
  • Your ability to join the military
  • Your 2nd Amendment right to own a gun
It may be possible to completely invalidate a prior guilty plea or sentence.  James Harwood can research the records of your case and determine if there were any mistakes made by the prosecution, judge, or your defense attorney.  If so, he will fight to have your conviction or sentenced vacated, and the charges dismissed. 

If you have substantially completed the terms of your probation, it may be possible to have your probation terminated early.  If your probation has ended or been terminated successfully, it may also be possible for you to obtain an expungement.  A judge would then allow you to withdraw your guilty plea and would then dismiss your case.  Call today to discuss the benefits and limitations of this remedy.

Even if you pled guilty to a felony in the past, it may be possible to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor.  It may even be possible to reduce your misdemeanor conviction to an infraction.  This remedy would greatly reduce the seriousness of your prior conviction.

A blemish may exist on your record if you were arrested for an offense, even if you were never charged or convicted.  When someone does a background investigation on you, they may find the prior arrest, and use it against you as if you were convicted.  Speak with Mr. Harwood about possible filing a Motion for Factual Innocence as soon as possible.  There is a limited time available to seek this relief. 

If you have a mistake from your past that is holding you back today, you owe it to yourself to speak with Mr. Harwood about the wide range of options you have.  Wipe the slate clean.  You have nothing to lose but your prior convictions.

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