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Berkeley County Expungement Attorneys

Contact Our Team to Begin the Petition Process

Obtaining employment, housing, or schooling can be extremely difficult when you have a criminal record as many institutions conduct background checks before making a decision. If you were charged with, or convicted of, an offense, you may be able to petition for an expungement to get the information sealed. West Virginia law allows you to have certain offenses removed from your record, effectively blocking them from public access and allowing you to get a fresh start.

At Sutton & Janelle, PLLC, we have extensive experience assisting individuals through the expungement process. To learn more about your right to criminal record sealing, contact our office and schedule an appointment: (304) 867-0049.

Eligibility for an Expungement

Misdemeanor offenses and many nonviolent felonies may be eligible for expungement after a certain amount of time has passed since the terms of the sentence were completed.

You may be able to file for an expungement if:

  • Your charges were dismissed
  • You were found not guilty
  • You completed a deferred sentence for a first-time drug offense
  • You were convicted of a misdemeanor that qualifies for expungement and more than one year has passed since you completed your sentence
  • You received a pardon

Unfortunately, not all offenses qualify for an expungement, and some exceptions exist that limit eligibility even if your situation falls into one of the above categories. Our Berkeley County expungement lawyers will thoroughly review your information and discuss your legal options with you.

Providing the Help You Need for Clearing Up Your Record

Because filing a petition can be complex and there are various eligibility requirements, it is important to retain a skilled lawyer who can guide you through the process. Our knowledgeable attorneys will answer any questions you have and discuss your eligibility for submitting a petition. At Sutton & Janelle, PLLC, we will provide honest legal advice to help you get convictions removed from your record.

To speak with our experienced team, call us at (304) 867-0049 or contact us online.

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What makes Sutton & Janelle, PLLC stand apart from all the rest?

  • 60+ Years Of Collective Legal Experience

    With our extensive experience and proven track record of success, you can be confident in our ability to successfully resolve your complex legal matter next. We have a complete understanding of the laws pertaining to your case and will fight tirelessly in order to exceed your expectations.

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    When you enlist our supportive assistance, you will receive the one-on-one attention and individualized support that you deserve. We will not treat you as just another case number. We will not hand your case off to a paralegal. Our attorneys will personally handle each aspect of your case.

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    We will prioritize your satisfaction every step of the way. We genuinely care about your success and will devote our time and energy to your case. We will inform you of your rights and help you make informed decisions. With our legal team in your corner, you may obtain the upper hand in court.

  • You Are Not Just A Case Number To Us

    We will treat you with the care, compassion, and respect that you deserve. We will work to understand your goals on a personal level so that we are better able to achieve them. Your success is our main priority. Let us serve as your zealous and trusted legal advocates.

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