Q: Do I need to hire a lawyer to have an arrest record expunged or can I file it myself?
A: You can file it yourself. However, you only get one shot at it. I would HIGHLY recommend hiring a lawyer to make sure it gets done right.
A: You may file it yourself, but I highly recommend that you hire an attorney. The ability to obtain an expunction of your criminal records has increased but the rules and procedures to obtain that expuntion have also become more difficult. The court costs for filing an expunction order will be around $375, and if you file incorrect or unexpunable paperwork you may end up throwing that money down the toilet.
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