LAW OFFICES OF BERNARD CRANE
It's hard enough getting over the tornado of destruction being arrested on a criminal charge, facing jail and fighting for your freedom can cause in your life. But even after you've successfully fought your case and won, sometimes the hardest part is dealing with the wreckage even a dismissed case can cause to your reputation and your employability. People with a criminal record often say the hardest part of the experience is not the fines or the loss of freedom but the loss of the ability to land a good job, get a deserved promotion, earn an honest living, get into a good school, or even rent or buy a home.
In this electronic age, almost all courts allow the public to search anyone's criminal record on a computer from home - not just employers and police, but friends, relatives, even neighbors! When one famous government official who had just won his hard-fought headline-making corruption trial was asked by reporters for a statement as he walked out of the courthouse a free man, he said, "What office do I go to to get my reputation back?"
Go to my office.
In many situations, I can expertly prepare and prosecute motions to seal arrest records or motions to expunge criminal cases from your record so you can get your life back and move forward. And in most cases, after we've won a motion and successfully gotten a criminal charge removed from your record, you are actually authorized by law to answer "NO" if a potential employer, landlord or other person asks if you've ever been arrested or charged with a crime.