When an individual is looking to get their records sealed, that individual
must follow a process by which they petition a court to limit access to
certain government documents like arrest, or conviction records or records
housed at various government agencies. This process requires a formal
verified petition be filed in the particular court in the county where
the conviction or arrested took place. The court will either grant or
deny an individual's specific request. Once that order is provided
that an individual can serve that order on the various government agencies,
letting them know a court has given them the right to seal these records.
Although the process itself seems straightforward, many individuals find
themselves disappointed because they didn't follow the technical requirements
of the statute and petition courts appropriately. The attorneys at Keffer
Barnhart are very familiar with this process. We are prepared to assist
our clients, to make sure that this expungement petition that they file
is successful and that they can put whatever criminal history they're
looking to seal behind them.