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Higbee & Associates, a national law firm

New York Expungement and Record Sealing

Licensed Criminal Record Clearing Attorneys Serving All of New York

We are not currently accepting new clients for legal services in New York.

If you have a record in New York that is holding you back, we may be able to help. New York law allows for the sealing of certain adult convictions, if you meet the eligibility requirements and are able to demonstrate your "deservingness" of the sealing relief. 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.

Criminal Record Clearing Options Available in NY

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.

Conviction Record Sealing

A new law in New York, New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 160.59, allows individuals with a limited number of convictions to seal their adult conviction record. You may have two convictions sealed and may not have more than two convictions on your record (of which only one may be a felony). It must also have been at least ten years since your last conviction and you've had no new convictions in that time. Many serious offenses, such as sex offenses and violent offenses are not eligible. Once sealed, the convictions are no longer available to the public and are only accessible in very limited circumstances.

Drug Conviction Sealing

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.

Certificate of Relief from Disabilities

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.

Certificate of Good Conduct

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 remove bars to licenses and employment that resulted from a conviction.

How to Get Started on Your New York Sealing or Certificate

You can take the online eligibility test now to see what your options are. 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 15,000 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.

Use our free online eligibility test to find out if
you can remove your New York criminal records.

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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Call us at (917) 475-2878 or Toll Free (877) 573-7273
Please take the free online eligibility test before calling.

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Serving All of New York

We serve every county in New York, including Albany, Bronx, Erie, Kings, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Onondaga, Queens, Richmond, Schenectady and Westchester.

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