Have You Been Convicted of a Summary Offense?
In January 2009, Pennsylvania enacted a new law allowing individuals who have been convicted of only one summary offense to have it erased or expunged from their permanent record. As a result, if you were convicted of a summary offense more than five years ago and have not been arrested since, your conviction may be expunged. At the Law Offices of David S. Shrager, we can use alternative resolutions to help you clean your record and move past your summary conviction.
Please remember that in the age of Google, a criminal record can be very harmful. Over the course of a lifetime, a summary conviction can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in missed employment opportunities.
Contact us for a free consultation — Contact a lawyer or call us toll free at 1-866-504-9974 or 412-567-7967.
What Crimes Are Classified as Summary Offenses?
- Public drunkenness
- Retail theft
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal mischief
- Driving with a suspended license
Criminal record expungement of summary offenses is a relatively new option in Pennsylvania, as the bill was passed in the winter of 2009. Please note, this option applies to summary offenses only, not misdemeanors or felonies.
The Benefits of an Expungement
Having a summary offense on your record can affect many facets of your life, including:
- Your ability to get a job
- Your ability to secure a loan
- Your ability to rent an apartment
- Your acceptance into the military
At the Law Offices of David S. Shrager, our attorneys can help you clear your criminal record. Besides providing peace of mind, an expungement will allow you to put the past behind you and move forward with your life.
Contact Us — Free Consultation
In a free consultation, we will explain the criminal expungement process and how we can help you clear your criminal record. Email Us or call us toll free at 1-866-504-9974 or 412-567-7967 to learn more. We represent clients in Pittsburgh, and throughout western Pennsylvania.