New Jersey Expungement Lawyers | New York Record Sealing Lawyers
The New Jersey expungement lawyers and New York record sealing lawyers at Katherine O’Brien understand that everyone makes mistakes. But when a mistake results in a criminal record, it can ruin your future goals, plans, and aspirations. In today’s world, just one criminal arrest or conviction can make finding employment, renting an apartment, or advancing your career impossible. Studies have shown that people without a criminal record make 40% more income on average than those with a criminal record, which can add up to over $700,000 in lifetime earnings. At Katherine O’Brien Law, we are committed to helping people move on after a criminal conviction.
Personal and Professional Expungement and Sealing Representation
Katherine O’Brien Law is a small, client-centric professional expungement law firm focusing on New Jersey expungements and New York record sealings. Experienced New Jersey expungement lawyers and New York record sealing lawyers Katherine O’Brien, Esq. and Danielle Hughes, Esq. leverage years of experience and will handle your expungement or sealing matter personally.
You can put your mind at ease when we accept your New Jersey expungement case or your New York record sealing case. We will handle every aspect of your expungement/sealing from the beginning to the end. In addition, we will quickly return your telephone calls, reply to your emails, and answer all of your questions because we understand the importance of your case.
New Jersey Expungement Lawyers and New York Record Sealing Lawyers
We also understand that for many people, one of the main reasons for requesting an expungement or sealing is to gain employment and that many of our clients are currently out of work. Therefore, we pledge to make expungement/sealing affordable at Katherine O’Brien Law.
Thus, not only do you get the peace of mind that you are working with one of the only law firms in New Jersey and New York that focuses almost exclusively on expungement/sealing law, but you are also receiving those services at an affordable rate.
Very few lawyers are experienced in this complex and ever-changing area of law. Those expungement/sealing lawyers in New York and New Jersey who are qualified often charge very high fees. Don’t let money get in the way of a fresh start. Call or email us today to get started on your case.
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Why Choose Us to Handle Your Expungement/Sealing?
Obtaining an expungement/sealing through the court system is only one step of many when it comes to removing your criminal record. When we handle your expungement, our service includes not only obtaining the actual court order expunging/sealing your records but we will also:
- Obtain non-certified dispositions for your records. Before expunging/sealing your record, you should obtain your case dispositions for your files since, once the records are ordered expunged/sealed, you will likely not be able to obtain them. Should you ever be required to disclose or need access to your expunged/sealed records for any reason, it will be tough, if not impossible, to obtain them once your cases have been expunged/sealed. As part of our representation, we will obtain non-certified case dispositions on your behalf. Moreover, should you require certified case dispositions (usually required for immigration proceedings), we can also obtain those on your behalf for an additional fee.
- Ensure that your expunged/sealed records are removed from private databases. As part of our representation of you, we will not only obtain an order expunging/sealing your records and ensure that your records are removed from the applicable state agencies’ databases, but we will go the extra mile by providing – at no additional cost – the invaluable service of making sure that the various online, private background check databases (such as Checkr, Truthfinder, Sterling, etc.) have removed your expunged records from their databases. Other law firms either do not offer this service at all or charge upwards of $200 to $400 additional for this service. At Katherine O’Brien Law, when we say that we will handle your expungement/sealing from start to finish for a flat fee price, we mean it, and we go above and beyond for our clients to ensure their expunged records are removed for good from all possible sources.
- Ensure that your expunged records are removed from government databases. After the court orders your expungement and the expungement order is served on the applicable government agencies, such as the police department that arrested you, the applicable court, the probation office, the county prosecutor, etc., the expungement lawyers at Katherine O’Brien Law will go above and beyond by confirming that your records were actually removed from the applicable databases. You would not believe how frequently we have found the state agencies to have failed to properly update their databases – despite proper service of the expungement order by our office. Shockingly, we have found that approximately one-third of the time, government agencies have failed to remove expunged records from these databases properly. We cannot stress how important it is to verify, post-expungement, that the state agencies, such as the municipal courts, have removed your records per the expungement order.
- Offer free lifetime record removal services. Finally, despite our diligent and proper handling of your case and our dedication to ensuring that your records have been appropriately removed from the state and private databases, with the advent of the internet and information sharing, it is possible that an Internet background check company might improperly reveal your expunged record. Should this happen to you, we offer a free lifetime record removal service to our expungement/sealing clients. We will immediately reach out to the relevant background check company on your behalf and demand that they remove your expunged records from their system and correct any reports issued on your behalf. Other law firms provide you with a form letter and instructions on how to do this yourself.
Local New York/New Jersey Law Firm
Katherine O’Brien Law is a local New York/New Jersey law firm, not a national law firm operating from an outside state such as California or Texas. When you retain an outside law firm to represent you with your expungement, oftentimes, you will not receive the most qualified and experienced representation. It doesn’t make sense to hire a California or Texas law firm to represent you with your New York sealing or New Jersey expungement. Instead, you should always strive to retain a local law firm to assist you with your case.
Serving All of New Jersey and New York
We serve every county in New Jersey, including Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Union County, Somerset County, Hunterdon County, Warren County, Morris County, Passaic County, Sussex County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Salem County, Cumberland County, Atlantic County, and Cape May County.
We also serve every county in New York, including Albany County, Allegany County, Bronx County, Broome County, Cattaraugus County, Cayuga County, Chautauqua County, Chemung County, Chenango County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cortland County, Delaware County, Dutchess County, Erie County, Essex County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Genesee County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Herkimer County, Jefferson County, Kings County (Brooklyn), Lewis County, Livingston County, Madison County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Nassau County, New York County (Manhattan), Niagara County, Oneida County, Onondaga County, Ontario County, Orange County, Orleans County, Oswego County, Otsego County, Putnam County, Queens County, Rensselaer County, Richmond County (Staten Island), Rockland County, Saint Lawrence County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Schoharie County, Schuyler County, Seneca County, Steuben County, Suffolk County, Sullivan County, Tioga County, Tompkins County, Ulster County, Warren County, Washington County, Wayne County, Westchester County, Wyoming County, and Yates County.
We are also available for telephone and email consultations at your convenience. Schedule your free consultation now.