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Expungement is a legal process that allows for the sealing or erasure of criminal records, essentially removing them from public view. Expungement provides individuals with the opportunity to have a fresh start by clearing their criminal records. Attorney Paul Moses has worked with people regarding their wanting a fresh start after a criminal conviction. He would be happy to discuss your case and your questions. Call us at 406.630.3032.
Montana has limited expungement provisions and so only specific types of offenses are eligible for expungement. It is therefore important to consider having experienced legal counsel when contemplating seeking an expungement of your record in Montana.
Expungement seals or limits access to your criminal records, making them unavailable to the public. Certain government agencies and law enforcement entities may still have access to the sealed records under specific circumstances. It is therefore important to consider having experienced legal counsel regarding seeking an expungement of your record.
In Montana, misdemeanor offenses and deferred prosecutions for certain offenses may be eligible for expungement. However, certain serious crimes, such as sexual offenses and violent felonies, generally are not eligible for expungement.
In Montana, you may need to wait for a specified period, which can range from several months to several years, before you can apply for expungement. Because having your criminal record expunged is a very statute-specific area of the law, it is wise to consult with experienced counsel before proceeding.
After a certain period of time, individuals convicted of a DUI offense may be eligible to petition the court to have their conviction expunged from their record.
No, not all DUI convictions are eligible for expungement/expunction
Generally, Montana law allows for the expungement of a first-time DUI conviction after the 5-year waiting period. However, subsequent DUI convictions may have different eligibility criteria, and it is advisable to consult with an attorney to understand your specific situation. convictions are eligible for expungement.
Under Montana law, you can apply for DUI expungement five years after the completion of your sentence, including any probationary period, fines, or other requirements. But generally, not all DUI convictions are eligible for expungement.
No, but you can do your own brain surgery, too, you know. In either case, doing your own brain surgery or doing your own expungement, the results will be the same: bloody, irreversible, and much more expensive than you thought it'd be by doing it yourself. So although you are not required to have an attorney when seeking an expungement of your criminal record, it is highly recommended to seek experienced legal representation if you have questions about or are interested in issues related to expungement in Montana.
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