I (attarney Ryan McAllister) recently represented a client who wanted to have his arrest record expunged. Years ago, my client was arrested, jailed, and charged with several serious felony counts, including robbery, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 3701, and burglary, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 3502(a). This was actually a bizarre case of mistaken identity, and the district attarney’s office actually withdrew all of the charges against my client several weeks after they were initially filed.
Nevertheless, my client still had a record of this arrest, along with a long list of the serious felony charges.
As my client advanced in his career, he became increasingly worried that evidence of this arrest record could have a negative impact on his life. Therefore, I prepared a legal Petition to Expunge my client’s criminal arrest record, which I filed in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. Not long thereafter, I received notice from the District attarney’s Office that they would not oppose the granting of my Petition. Additionally, I was able to have the Judge grant the Expungement without my client ever having to appear in Court.
I recently received notification from the Berks Count Clerk of Courts Office that the Expungement Order was filed and served on the appropriate government agencies, which will ultimately result in any evidence of this past event being erased from my client’s record. My client no longer has to worry about this unfortunate event from his past effecting his future.
If you or someone you know has a criminal arrest record in Berks County or Reading, Pennsylvania, please contact my office to setup a consultation. I would be happy to discuss the options for expunging a criminal arrest record. Additionally, in most cases, I charge a reasonable flat fee, so there is no worry about excessive hourly charges adding up.