As 2012 comes to an end people are coming up with their New Year’s Resolutions. Some resolutions include getting a new job, going back to school, or renting a new apartment. While those resolutions are admirable, the fact of the matter is that an old arrest can prevent you from getting a new job, getting into school, or even living in the home of your dreams.
Employers, universities, and land lords all conduct routine background checks. With so many people looking for jobs in today’s economy, most employers will hire someone with no criminal record. College applications ask if you’ve ever been charged or convicted of a crime and admissions counselors are more likely to admit students who have never been arrested. Even land lords see potential renters with criminal records as a risk.
While new employment, going back to school, and moving are worthy goals for the New Year, your most important resolution should be to clear your criminal record. An expungement or sealing will allow you to achieve those goals and start the New Year off on the right foot.
Make 2013 a great year – Xpunge Your Past, Xpand Your Future.