Fitness professional Bill Phillips once mused that “Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.” Although it's true that stress can be used as a life-altering motivator, it can also become an obstacle when factors beyond an individual's control are driving that stress. For example, having a criminal record can be a stressful reality. Until that record is expunged, there are only so many ways an individual can use that particular stress to inspire growth. Generally speaking, criminal records eliminate opportunity. They don't create it.
If you have a criminal record, you may feel its impact in a number of ways. By removing your criminal record as an obstacle to your future, you can minimize stress caused by past mistakes in exchange for the invigorating stress of embracing new challenges and opportunities.
Better Jobs, Housing, and Credit
When a criminal record is expunged, law enforcement and the courts can view the details of someone's past conviction but the public cannot. This means that, if you have your criminal record expunged, landlords, mortgage lenders, colleges, and potential employers will not see any record of your past conviction if they run a background check.
As a result of spotless background checks, you'll be in a much stronger position to secure housing, employment, credit and financing, volunteer opportunities, and even advanced educational degrees. Once again, the sky will be your limit.
Confidence and Peace of Mind
Chances are, having a criminal record has affected your self-esteem, rendered you less confident when job hunting, or caused you to worry about your future. If you expunge your criminal record, you'll be able to hold your head up higher and approach the start of each new day with a greater sense of possibility.
You may not think much about the stress your criminal record causes you, given that there hasn't been much you could do to mitigate it until now. But, once that weight has been lifted, it's possible you'll notice a profound difference in your peace of mind at the end of each day.
Personalized Assistance with Expunging Criminal Records Is Available
Once your record is no longer discoverable by the public, you'll be in a position to either share information about your past or withhold it as you see fit.
To learn more about the expungement process, connect with Joseph D. Lento and the knowledgeable Criminal Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm today. You can either call us directly at 888-536-3686 or contact us online. Once you've paid your debt to society, you deserve every opportunity to better your life and your situation. Consider allowing Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Criminal Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm to help you achieve this goal.