If you have been convicted of a crime, and you believe that the case was handled properly and there is no opportunity for an appeal, you still may have legal options available to minimize the consequences. For example, you might be able to clear your criminal record through expungement or by seeking a pardon. If you are on probation or parole, you still may need defense in the event of an alleged violation.
At the law firm of David W. Farrell, Attorney at Law, we can assist with these matters. We can help you truly put your criminal case behind you in a manner that allows you to move forward with as little future impact as possible.
We encourage you to contact us to learn more about the opportunities that exist to clean up a criminal record. We represent clients in Columbia, Lexington and throughout South Carolina.
When you choose our law firm, your case will be handled personally by attorney Farrell. You will benefit from more than 28 years of experience in criminal law for matters such as:
- Expungements: The most commonly used method of clearing a criminal record is expungement (sometimes called expunction). When done effectively, it essentially resets your criminal record, removing evidence of the arrest and/or conviction. This option tends to be effective in domestic violence and other cases handled in magistrates’ and municipal courts. In addition to convictions, expungement can clear arrest records.
- Pardons: When an expungement is not an option, a governor’s pardon may be. To apply, you need to have demonstrated good behavior for a minimum of five years after the conviction and must meet other conditions.
- Parole and probation violations: In addition to handling expungements and pardons, we can defend people on parole or those accused of probation violations. Our goals are to keep you out of jail, keep you in good standing with the court and your probation officer, and keep the violation off your criminal record.
Talk to an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
Call 803-807-2205 for a free initial consultation about expungements and pardons. Lawyer David W. Farrell will evaluate your case, answer your questions and advise you of your legal options. We look forward to working with you.