Expungements

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Berkeley County Expungement Lawyer

Providing the Help You Need for Clearing Up Your Record in Martinsburg & Jefferson County

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.

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How Our Berkeley County Firm Can Assist Your Case

Because filing a petition can be complex and there are various eligibility requirements, it is important to retain a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Martinsburg 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.

Am I Eligible for an Expungement in West Virginia? 

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 attorney will thoroughly review your information and discuss your legal options with you.

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

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