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News And Thoughts On The Law In And Around West Chester

Off-the-record: a look at expungements and limited access

Many clients want to know their recourse for expunging their criminal record. After all, a criminal history has the power to affect a person’s life long after the terms and conditions of their sentence have been successfully completed. Unfortunately, not all people will be eligible to wipe the slate clean.

What is expungement? Who is eligible?

Mass drug charges dropped, evidence and police conduct questioned

A New Year's Eve party and a 21st birthday celebration led to the arrest of 65 individuals ranging in ages of 15 to 30 years old on drug possession charges. Gunshots heard near the home led police to where the party was taking place. What began as a good time in ended up leading to mass arrests, allegations of police misconduct and a civil rights investigation.

An oft-forgotten side effect of DUI: loss of employment

Drunk driving convictions come with a whole host of consequences. Even a first-time DUI can result in:

  • Jail time
  • Hefty fines
  • Court costs
  • The installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device
  • Driver's license suspension or revocation for up to a year
  • Higher insurance rates
  • Social stigma/judgment of your peers
  • Mandatory substance abuse education classes
  • Community service

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