Criminal Record Sealing/Pardons
Being known as a “convicted criminal” can affect every part of your life. In Connecticut, a person’s criminal history is a matter of public record. This means that anyone can uncover information about your past, including friends, family members, co-workers, and even potential romantic partners. Furthermore, any time you fill out an application for a job, apartment, car, or loan, you have a legal obligation to reveal that you’ve been convicted of a crime.
Fortunately, under Connecticut law you may be eligible to expunge or seal your record. An expungement “pardon” erases any evidence of an arrest, charge, or conviction from your record. It would be as if it never happened. Sealing a record does not destroy your record completely but is sealed from public view.
At Mirsky Defense, LLC, I believe that a person should not be defined by their worst mistakes. That’s why I’m committed to helping you pursue an expungement or sealing of your record so you can put this behind you and move forward in your life.
To be eligible for an expungement pardon, at least three years must have passed after a misdemeanor conviction and five years must have passed after a felony conviction.