Being convicted of a crime can have a significant impact on your life, making it difficult to move forward from your conviction. Having a criminal record not only tarnishes your reputation, but it can keep you from gaining employment, housing, professional license, getting loans, or going back to school. Anyone running a background check will see your criminal record and can make the decision to deny you.
The best way to move on from your past mistakes is through an expungement. This is the legal procedure that removes your past conviction from your record. Getting your record expunged can conceal your past indiscretions from potential employers, landlords, and other public entities who would need to run a background check. Expunging your record allows you to move on from past mistakes and begin to rebuild your life as if the mistakes never happened. Without your conviction on your record, you can once again hold your head high and honestly say that you have never been convicted of a crime.