Marrero, LA asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana

Q: Felony expungement? Non-violent offender, first offense. No trouble with law enforcement since finishing parole.

I was convicted in Sept. 2016 for a felony. I was sentenced in Nov. 2016 to 1 year with good time. I spend 5 months in WinnField Correctional before being released Feb. 2017. It was my first offense. The charge was Simple Burglary of inhabitant dwelling. I’ve finished parole in Sept. 2017 and haven’t been in trouble with law enforcement since. After reading online i haven’t found reliable sources with answers towards getting my felony expunged. How long do i wait? Do i qualify now considering i wasn’t a violent offender? Does the 10yr waiting period apply to my case regaurdless? How much is the felony expungement? Thank you so much in advance!

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1 Lawyer Answer
E. Alexander Laird
E. Alexander Laird
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You may qualify for a first offender’s pardon. Then you may get an expungement without waiting 10 years.

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