Having an arrest or a criminal conviction on your record can cause serious difficulties when applying for jobs, schools, and professional licenses. We at Badon Law Firm, L.L.C. strongly believe in second chances. An expungement of a record for an arrest or conviction may provide you with a fresh opportunity to achieve furtherance of your education and meaningful advancement of your professional career.
An "Expungement" is the term for the removal of a record (such as an arrest or conviction) from public access. It does not mean destruction of the entire record, however. Although an expunged record is confidential, it can remain available for use by law enforcement agencies, criminal justice agencies, and other state agencies as stated under Louisiana law. Nevertheless, having your criminal arrest and conviction record properly expunged is a valuable step toward putting the matter firmly in the past.