You May Be Eligible to Get Your Criminal Record Sealed

If you have a criminal record, you know how difficult it can make your life. It can stop you from getting jobs, housing or other benefits. What you may not know is that recent changes in Massachusetts law make it easier to get your record sealed. Because of this, if you have ever been charged with a crime, you should contact a Salem criminal defense attorney to find out if you are eligible to have your record sealed.

Under the new CORI laws, if your record is sealed and a typical employer runs a record check, they will receive a response back from the state telling them that you have no criminal record. Employers are also required to now inform you that if your record is sealed, you are permitted to answer any application questions about a prior record by responding that you have no record. Obviously, under the new law, having your record sealed can make all the difference in the world when you are looking for work or otheer benefits.

Whether you have previously been charged with OUI, drug possession or distribution, assault and battery, theft, or most other crimes, you may be eligible to have your record sealed. With my extensive criminal defense experience and my background as both a former police officer and a former prosecutor, I believe that I am uniquely qualified to help you obtain the best possible result on your case and to provide you with all of the information that you need in order to make good decisions on how to handle your case. Contact Salem Criminal Defense Lawyer Kevin Prendergast today for help getting your record sealed.