Expungement offers a great opportunity for people with criminal convictions to start over with their lives. Through expungement, your past criminal records will be cleaned up, and the case legally dismissed. This gives you the chance to find gainful employment without the fear of being rejected or criticized due to any past record.
Technically speaking, companies are not allowed to discriminate against convicted persons when choosing candidates for a job, as doing so is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It is, however, common practice for many companies to perform background checks, and a past record may not exactly fit their idea of what an “ideal” employee is. While it is illegal to discriminate, it doesn’t really stop many employers from refusing job candidates with a past conviction. If you are going through a similar situation, get help from a criminal record expungement attorney right away.