Frequently Asked Questions


Criminal Defense FAQ’s

What is an “Expungement”?

What is the effect of having a record expunged?

Who can apply to have a conviction (or convictions) expunged?

What types of convictions cannot be expunged?

How long must a person wait before filing to have a criminal record expunged?

Is the trial court required to grant an expungement?

What findings must the trial court make before ruling on an expungement motion?

Is there any reason not to have a criminal conviction expunged?

Who (if anyone) Can View My Expunged Criminal Records?

My daughter is 15, turning 16 in July.  She’s 5 weeks pregnant. Her boyfriend is 20.  What can happen if I don’t want to press charges?

Can I be arrested for refusing to talk to the Detectives if they have no evidence of the crime?

Judicial Release FAQ’s

Diversion FAQS

What is a Motion to Suppress?

Intervention in Lieu of Conviction – FAQs

What Is A Civil Demand Letter?


Bankruptcy FAQ’s

Can A Bankruptcy Help Me If I Owe Back Taxes?

What are my responsibilities if I stay in my house even though I’m surrendering it in my bankruptcy?

Suppose I’m facing foreclosure and would rather just let the house go: does a bankruptcy do me any good in that situation?

Suppose I forget to list some of my debts when I file for bankruptcy, or there’s a debt I don’t know about when I file: Do I still have to pay those creditors?

Suppose I haven’t made my mortgage payments for a long time: Can a bankruptcy help me to keep my house?


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