3rd October 2019

Starting Afresh with Expungement

One of my favourite orators of all time, Les Brown, has a saying which resonated so deeply with me that to this day I always go back to it whenever I feel as if things are going really well in my life. It’s a matter of consolidation, so to say, because otherwise I kind of have to go back to the same saying when things aren’t going so well. I’m forced back to it when things aren’t quite going according to plan.

So the saying is simply this – “Your life is a fight for territory. Once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over.”

This demonstrates just how unfair life can be at times, manifested practically through examples such as needing a lawyer to take on a big company whose dealings might have compromised the quality of your life in some or other way. On the other hand however, it demonstrates how life can and should be all about second chances, so if you’ve been given a second chance then it’s something you should grab with both hands.

In the same way that you might need legal representation to take on a big company, you can make use of the services of someone like an Orlando expungement lawyer to help you get your affairs in order and start afresh, having been in some trouble with the law. Even if you admit full guilt of having been convicted of a crime for which you have a record, you’ve done your time in whatever way the law dictated and you’re ready to move on and grab the second chance that life has awarded you.

The problem though is that even if many years have since passed after your arrest, criminal records can haunt you for the rest of your life if you don’t take the time to make an effort to fight back. At very crucial junctures in your life, it can prevent you from accessing opportunities you want to pursue in good faith and this doesn’t only apply to those who have been rightfully convicted of a crime and thus have a criminal record.

There are some people who have been on the receiving end of the unfair side of the law and it can be really unfair at times by way of its application. So you might find yourself sitting with a criminal record for a crime which you did not even commit, which haunts you either way.

Expungement is definitely an avenue to pursue, although one must keep in mind that it is quite the process and it’s not a simple matter of paying some lawyers to make everything disappear. Competent lawyers who specialise in criminal record expungement will be upfront about the fact that it’s not an immediate process which would have the expungement effected as soon as is requested. Many factors come into play, such as the level at which your criminal offence was classed, how many criminal records you have in total, etc.

It’s the most logical step to take though, consulting with an expungement lawyer.

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