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New York’s “Second Chance Law” Allows Misdemeanor Sealing

For years in New York, a criminal conviction could be indefinitely attached to a person’s identity, no matter the pain and effort it took for them to move past that part of their lives. The State Legislature has recently made amendments to the law, however, to allow criminal record sealing in New York. This gives those seeking to live normal lives a better chance at turning over a new leaf.

Under this new law, many non-violent felonies and most misdemeanors are eligible for sealing after a period of ten years — meaning these records will not be made available to the public, nor will they be visible on civil background checks.  Although the new law will not permanently expunge or completely erase criminal records (since sealing and expungement are different legal concepts and processes), criminal record sealing can help ensure that employers, landlords, loan officers and many others will be unable to view the contents of your file or view your criminal record without a court order.

NY Sealing Law’s Rick Collins, Phil Nash, and their team of dedicated attorneys can help New Yorkers like you clear your record and start living your life free of social barriers and stigma.

The Legal Counsel You Can Trust

Mr. Collins’ focus in New York Record Sealing Law was shaped by his advocacy, which contributed immensely to the law’s passage in the first place. His familiarity with this complex legal procedure is unmatched, and a consultation with Mr. Collins and his team provides plenty of hope for people barred from proper employment, housing, and even social circles due to old convictions.

Seal Records Upon Completing Drug Treatment

The firm also represents individuals with drug-related convictions (but have completed drug treatment programs) to help them seal their records. NY Sealing Law’s legal counsel can help determine your eligibility and guide you on the best course of legal action to pursue.

NY Sealing Law’s mission is to help rehabilitated individuals make the most of their second chances; to help them re-integrate into society without the stigma of criminal convictions and the harm it causes to one’s self-worth. If you are a resident of New York and think you are a candidate for the expungement of your criminal record, whether it be a DUI charge or drug related charge, then let us help you move forward today. Get in touch with Rick Collins and his team and start your journey to a new lease on life today.

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