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New York County Expungement Attorneys

New York is a metropolis abundant with career opportunities. Unfortunately, if you have a drug conviction on your New York criminal record, you may not be able to secure reliable employment. Fortunately, you may be eligible to have your drug conviction expunged from your criminal record. New York also offers juvenile record clearing and certificates of relief from disabilities and certificates of good conduct. Expunging your record may help to restore your civil rights and will prevent the offense from appearing on most background checks for employment and housing. The record clearing process is very complex and time consuming. At, we have attorneys who can help to navigate you through your New York expungement.

Expedient and Affordable Expungements in New York

If New York is the city that never sleeps, then why should you have to wait longer than necessary to have your offense expunged from your criminal record? is dedicated to offering the most affordable and most expedient expungement services possible. Courts work on a first-come, first-serve basis, so the sooner you file your petition for expungement, the sooner the court can review your case. It is imperative to understand the expungement process before filing your petition. Filing your petition and other court related documents late or inaccurately may result in a failed case. We are knowledgeable about the expungement process and the New York courthouses, which is an asset that allows us to give our clients the best service possible.

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When you are looking to have your criminal record removed it is important to have a licensed expungement attorney working on your behalf. You can count on's experienced attorneys and trained staff to guide you through the entire process without ever having to come in for an expensive office visit or appear in court.

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Facts about New York County

New York County is the 20th largest county in the United States with a population of 1,585,873, averaging at about 69,071 people per square mile. New York County mainly consists of the borough of Manhattan, which is the most densely populated of the boroughs. The city is a cultural hubcap of art, fashion, media, and entertainment featuring the New York Ballet, the MET, Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, and much more. New York County is also the epicenter of research and education at such prestigious institutions as NYU, Columbia, Julliard, and Rockefeller University. The average household income of New York County is $68,706, which is nearly $15,000 above the State of New York average household income at $54,659. Meanwhile, Manhattan is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States with the median listing price to rent an apartment at $1,222, in comparison to the state average of $877, while the median listing price for houses or condos are $849,000, in comparison to the average state listing price of $306,000.

New York County District Attorney Charged With Record Clearing

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr serves as the 2014 District Attorney of New York County, which encompasses the borough of Manhattan. He is native to Manhattan and is the son of Former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Sr. Vance, Jr. received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. In his early career, Vance worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and prosecuted offenders involved in organized crime, murder, corruption, and fraud. Later, Vance moved to Seattle, Washington to practice private law and teach part-time at Seattle University.

Vance chose to return to New York City in 2004 and joined the law firm Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Isaon, Anello & Bohrer, P.C. Four years later Vance announced his desire to become District Attorney once Robert Morgenthau had chosen to retire. Vance ran in the election and eventually received Morgenthau's endorsement. Vance won the election and was sworn in January 2010.

Within the first few months in office, he made changes and created several new bureaus and units to bring the District Attorney's Office into the modern era. The bureaus and units he created include the Forensic Science/Cold Case Unit, Crime Strategies Unit, Major Economic Crimes Bureau, Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, Special Victims Bureau, Hate Crimes Unit, Public Integrity unit, and the Criminal Enterprises Unit. Vance gained reelection in November 2013 and has succeeded at reducing crime in New York County significantly.

New York County District Attorney's Office

1 Hogan Place New York, NY 10013 Phone: (212) 335-9000 Fax: (212) 335-4390

Job Options After Expungement

New York City has long been a center for business worldwide and is home to several large industries with revenues in the billions. Industries in New York include media, entertainment, telecommunications, finance, manufacturing, banking, and trade. The largest employers are the City of New York, the New York Public School System, Merrill Lynch, JFK Airport, and Goldman Sachs. If you're seeking employment in Manhattan with a criminal record, seek expungement and relieve yourself of the fear that an offense appearing on your criminal background check will prevent you from finding secure employment.

Finding a job with a criminal record in New York

Even though having your record expunged, sealed, or set aside can greatly increase your ability to find a job, other factors can benefit your job search as well. We have prepared a short video, getting employed with a criminal record, that provides such tips and advice.

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