If you have a record in New York that is holding you back, we may be able to help. New York law does not allow for the sealing or expungement of adult convictions, regardless of when they occurred, unless it was one of a few specified drug offenses and you successfully completed a court ordered drug treatment program. There are no exceptions. Others with a conviction on their record may be eligible for a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities or a Certificate of Good Conduct.
With more than 80 percent of employers conducting criminal background checks, clearing your record can be the key to a better paying job. Sealing your record or obtaining a certificate can be a great investment. Take our free online evaluation to see what service in New York you may be eligible for today.
The quickest and easiest way to determine what your options are to clear your NY record is to take our free online eligibility test. Below is some information on some of the services we offer in New York.
New York allows those convicted of certain drug offenses that completed a drug treatment program to seal the drug offense conviction. To be eligible you must have been convicted of an offense defined in article 220 (controlled substance offenses), article 221 (offenses involving marijuana), and "specified offenses" in article 410.91(5). Also, you must have completed a diversion program under article 216 or another judicially sanctioned drug treatment program.
In New York, if you have not been convicted of more than one felony, you are eligible to apply for a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities. A Certificate of Relief from Disabilities restores rights that were lost as a result of a felony conviction.
If you have been convicted of two or more felonies, you can apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct in New York. A Certificate of Good Conduct can removes bars to licenses and employment that resulted from a conviction.
You can take the online eligibility test now to see what your options are. To seal a case in New York you must have been convicted of a drug offense and completed a court ordered drug treatment program. All other convictions in NY are not eligible to be sealed under the current law. If you are eligible, you can sign up online to get the process started immediately. If you have some questions about the law in NY, the process or our law firm, please call us or chat with us online for a free, confidential consultation, in which we will answer all your questions.
We are eager to help you clear up your record in New York and let you move past the mistakes you made. We would love to show you why more than 13,000 people nationwide have chosen us to expunge or seal their criminal record. We can offer interest-free payment plans to help make this process as affordable as possible, because we believe this is a worthwhile investment for you to make for your future.
Our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service allows us to have the leading background check companies reflect changes to your criminal record in less than 14 days, instead of months and even years like our competitors.
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