Once you are arraigned on a criminal charge, it shows up on your criminal record, no matter how the case is disposed of. I recently represented a student from one of our great Hampshire County Colleges on 2 criminal charges. After much negotiation and work, I was able to have both charges dismissed against him. Even under these circumstances, the charges, themselves, show up on a criminal records check done by schools or employers. I filed a motion to seal his record. After the statutory posting period, we had a hearing at which I was able to convince the judge that sealing his record was in the best interest of justice. He agreed. Motion to seal my client’s record was ALLOWED
College Student’s Criminal Record Sealed
Posted on : January 4, 2016, By: Tom Kokonowski, Esq.