New York Criminal Record Sealing
Now is the time to put the past behind you and achieve the success your criminal record has been keeping from you
Beginning in October of 2017, a new law opened up new opportunities for New Yorkers to have certain criminal conviction records sealed, closing the door on the past and removing a major roadblock in their lives. Now is the time to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity. You now have the chance for a brighter future. The New York criminal record sealing lawyers of Levy & Rizzo, LLC can help, contact us today.
- Albany Record Sealing
- Brooklyn Record Sealing
- Buffalo Record Sealing
- Nassau County Record Sealing
- New York County Record Sealing
- Putnam County Record Sealing
- Queens & Bronx Criminal Record Sealing
- Rochester Record Sealing
- Rockland County Record Sealing
- Suffolk County Record Sealing
- Syracuse Record Sealing
- Westchester County Record Sealing
- Yonkers Record Sealing
Although expungement is not available in New York, sealing of criminal records is.
Years ago you made a mistake or an error in judgment, or perhaps you got a bad rap for something you didn’t even do. Whatever the case, now it seems like you’ve been branded a criminal for life, and that criminal record has become a stumbling block set in your path. That stumbling block can now be removed. The benefits of having your records sealed are numerous and can have a positive impact in many areas of your life.
- Prospective employers will not find out about your record during a background check
- Landlords and housing authorities will not turn you down as an undesirable renter
- Banks and lenders will not consider you to be an unreasonable credit risk
- Colleges will not deny you admission or subject you to humiliating review boards
- Your neighbors and community members will not look down on you or turn away from you
All of the above are common consequences of a criminal record. Left unsealed, your record is open and available to the public. Once sealed, it is closed from view from all of the above individuals and institutions.
You CAN get your criminal record sealed, but you shouldn’t do it ALONE. We’re here to help.
The new law does not make record sealing automatic; nor is it a simple administrative application process. Instead, getting your records sealed is a judicial process that requires making a motion to a judge in court. Not only must your motion be properly prepared and convincing for the judge, if the District Attorney objects to your application, you may need to defeat the DA in a hearing in court in order to get your records sealed. This process may seem daunting or even impossible to the average unrepresented person. Give yourself the best chance at success for this new opportunity, and get help from experienced criminal defense attorneys who understand the law and process. Levy & Rizzo, LLC was formed precisely for the purpose of helping New Yorkers through the process of getting their records sealed under New York’s new record sealing law.
Let actual lawyers help you with the New York record sealing law
The recent changes to New York’s laws on sealing criminal records are big news, and they have attracted the attention of lawyers around the country. You may see big law firms advertising on television to help with records sealing, but if you look closely, you will see that these law firms operate far away from New York, in states like Texas or California. Of course you want local New York attorneys when you have a New York legal matter, especially one as important as sealing your criminal record. Levy & Rizzo, LLC is spearheaded by Jeffrey Rizzo and Eric Levy, two New York lawyers with over 30 years of combined experience practicing criminal defense in New York. Jeff and Eric are both former public defenders with experience across the range of New York criminal law matters and a deep commitment to helping people get the best result after contact with the New York criminal justice system.
Call Levy & Rizzo, LLC at 718-585-3400 for a free consultation regarding your eligibility for record sealing. We can help you with every phase of your application, including arguing your motion before the judge or taking on the DA in court as needed. With Levy & Rizzo, LLC, your new future starts today.