Is your prior drug conviction in New York blocking you from gainful employment and causing other types of strife in your life? You may be eligible to have it sealed; New York generally does not allow for the sealing or expungement of adult convictions, regardless of when it occurred, except if it was one of a few specified drug offenses and you successfully completed a court ordered drug treatment program. If you meet those requirements, we want to help you get your drug conviction sealed.
Your past drug conviction in NY can come up in background checks run by employers or anyone else with a few dollars to spare and an internet connection. Our firm leads the nation in sealing and expungement law, and we are the only firm that provides the option to clear your record beyond the courtroom, with the top background check companies. Our competition only deal with court records.
Are you eligible to get your past drug conviction sealed in NY? Find out now by taking our free and confidential evaluation.
Per New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 160.58, offenses defined in New York Penal Code Article 220 (controlled substance offenses) and Article 221 (offenses involving marijuana) are eligible to be sealed. In addition, "specified offenses" in New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 410.91(5) are eligible to be sealed.
In order to qualify to have your conviction sealed, you must have successfully completed the sentence imposed for your offense and any judicial diversion program or court sanctioned drug treatment program. The court will also not seal your record if you have any current charges pending.
The court that sentenced you may, on its own motion or your motion, order that all official records relating to the arrest, prosecution and conviction which resulted in your participation in a drug treatment program be conditionally sealed. In order to seal the records, the court must have received evidence of your criminal history from the FBI or the Division of Criminal Justice. The court must also notify the district attorney, who will be able to comment or submit materials regarding the sealing of your drug conviction.
In New York, once your records for an offense are sealed, they will be tightly sealed and can only be accessed by you and a few state agencies. Other members of the general public will not have any access to the record, and you will be able to deny under most circumstances that you ever committed the offense.
If after your drug conviction is sealed, you are charged with any subsequent misdemeanor or felony, your conviction will be unsealed immediately and will likely remain unsealed.
To be eligible for a sealing in NY, your conviction must one of the specified drug offenses in the statute and you must have completed a drug treatment program as part of your sentence. Take our test to see if your case is eligible. As soon as we get your case, we begin working on it. We have done over 12,000 record clearing cases and we know how to get records sealed as quickly as possible. The first thing we do when we get your case is conduct any required research. After that we compose any motions or documents that are necessary.
If the DA puts up any opposition, we will respond to it. If a hearing is scheduled, then we send an attorney to vigorously represent your interests in front of the court. If you are wondering about the status of your case, you can call us or check our cutting edge online case management system.
The process for sealing a NY drug conviction can take up to 6 months or more. The time varies by court, because different courts may be busier than others.
We offer this service for a flat fee that covers all costs. The flat fee can be divided into payments if you prefer. These payments will be interest free. We also offer a Price Match. This means that if you bring in an ad or offer from our competitors showing a lower price, then we can match it.
Sealing your drug conviction in NY can really open up doors for you and allow you to start a life unhindered by your past. Get started today by taking our free and confidential eligibility evaluation.
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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