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What Is An "Expungement"?

An expungement is a court order that wipes out, deletes, or erases a criminal conviction. The 2016 Kentucky General Assembly passed an expungement law and Republican Kentucky Governor Matthew Bevin signed the law allowing people convicted of 60 Class D felonies to petition the Circuit Court for an expungement. The expungement order will erase the felony conviction and the former offender will no longer have to list the conviction on employment background checks, regain the right to vote, serve on juries, or be considered a criminal. The law covers any and all individuals convicted of one of the Class D felonies covered by the law. But, it is not automatic. You should call Megerle Law today to determine whether you are eligible for an expungement under the new law.

How Do I Get An Expungement?

The expungement law takes effect on July 1, 2016. But if you should not wait until July to begin working on getting your expungement. The filing fee for the expungement will be $250 payable to circuit court clerk. The trial court judge keeps the discretion to grant your expungement. And you must file a motion in your felony case in-order to begin the process. The new law says the expungement process will take up to 120 days from the date the petition is filed for the judge to grant or deny the expungement. You will certainly have a better chance of having your record expunged when you have an attorney from Megerle Law on your case.

Megerle Law Will Help You Get Your Expungement.

Steven Megerle and Megerle Law is uniquely prepared and experienced to help you get an expungement. First, Steve has successfully petitioned courts to grant expungements when they briefly permitted following felony diversion. He successfully fought for a client where a circuit court denied the same person's expungement request because of incorrect legal standards applied to the case. And Steve is a board member of a Kentucky non-profit that was part of a coalition that successfully fought to get the new expungement law passed. If you have been convicted of a Class D felony, you should immediately contact Megerle Law and start working on your expungement petition. It will lead to many employment and other opportunities being opened to you for the first time.

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