Retail Theft Expungement Lawyers in Pennsylvania
We are often judged by what people consider to be our character or credibility or honesty. Too often, people are apt to judge us for any past mistake or transgression. Acts of dishonesty are most damages to our character and our ability to obtain and maintain employment and thrive in a community. Any criminal record at all, and especially, a criminal record for crimes of dishonesty (crimen falsi) such as retail theft, shoplifting, theft and stealing can be the difference between a successful livelihood and a life of embarassment in struggle.
One means to erase the errors of our youth is to seek an expungement or pardon of a prior offense. A first offenese of Retail theft can remain on your record for your entire life even though it may have been a misjudgement of youth or young adulthood from stealing a pack of bubblegum or a candybar. That summary offense will remain on your record unless you take action.
Under Pennsylvania law, you have the right to petition for the expungement of a retail theft summary offense after a waiting period of five (5) years. Our lawyers are experienced in the practice and procedure of getting a summary retail theft offense expunged in Pennsylvania.
In the event that you have a criminal record for a misdemeanor or felony retail theft, shoplifting or theft offense, expungement is not an option unless you were eligible and successfully completed an ARD or accelerated rehabilitative disposition program. In the event of a retail theft resulting in ARD, you are also eligible for expungement and should consider contactiing our office for consultation on clearing your record.
The pardon process may be the only option available in Pennsylvania when you face a criminal record for a misdemeanor or felony retail theft, shoplifting or theft charges. In that case, please look to consult with one of our Pardon lawyers on the options available to you.
Learn more about getting your criminal record expunged, from experienced Pennsylvania Criminal Record Expungement Lawyers that are knowledgeable about Pennsylvania Expungement laws and can advise whether you are eligible for an expungement or whether the pardon process makes sense for you.
We are based in suburban Philadelphia in Chester County with main locations in West Chester, Kennett Square PA and Downingtown/Exton PA and serve all of Pennsylvania including Chester County, Berks County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Lancaster County and Montgomery County. We charge reasonable fees and offer reasonable means to make payment including credit card options. Contact Ciccarelli Lawyers to speak to a Pennsylvania Expungement or Pardon Lawyer today. Call toll free (877) 529-2422.