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Delaware Expungement Laws

An expungement is a legal procedure that involves setting aside and dismissing a previous arrest. An expungement relieves the defendant of any indication of an arrest. Having a criminal arrest on your record can hinder your ability to get a job, get into higher education institutions and qualify for some types of financial aid. In today’s economy many people are seeking expungements as they are trying to get their lives back on track perhaps after losing a job, having gone through a foreclosure or are wanting to go back to school to stay competitive in the workforce.

Types of Expungements In Delaware

  • Mandatory Expungement
  • Discretionary Expungement
  • Expungement After A Pardon

Criminal Record Expungement

When having your record expunged you will need to get a copy of your criminal record. Normally a court appearance by you will not be necessary if you have a Delaware Expungement Attorney on your side. Delaware expungement laws are complex and an expungement typically take several weeks to complete once the application is filed. Length of time is also related to all relevant and pertinent information being received.

Contact a Delaware Expungement Attorney

If you are interested in having a criminal arrest expunged, call The Law Office of Brian J. Chapman at 302-455-0505. Mr. Chapman can also be reached via email by clicking here. Contact him today regarding protecting your rights as well as your future.

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