Having a criminal record can cause numerous challenges including obtaining loans, finding employment and even hold you back when seeking housing. We understand the severity of having a record that shows you were charged with a felony crime, even when no conviction occurred or having a misdemeanor conviction. Fortunately, Washington D. C. law allows you to have your records sealed so no one has access to them.
To Get Started, Obtain a Copy of Your Criminal Record/History
According to D.C. Code § 2-1402.66, you may request a copy of your arrest record. This is the first step in determining your eligibility to have your record “sealed” (i.e., hidden from public view.) Your D.C. criminal record can be reviewed at Courts Cases Online. Once this is complete, you’ll need to obtain a certified copy of your criminal history, which may be obtained by visiting the 4th Floor of the Police District Building at 300 Indiana Avenue, NW.
If you have a criminal record in Washington, D.C. and you believe you are eligible to have that record sealed, we can help. Call our offices and schedule a consultation with an attorney who is trustworthy and understands the devastating impact of a criminal record on your future. We are here to help ensure your records are hidden from the public.