Expungement is when a criminal record is sealed (AKA vacated or erased). This gives you a clean slate and can prevent you from having issues with job applications, credit status, immigration applications and general reputation. Expunged records stay on file but are sealed from the public eye so they do not show up on background checks. You can get a criminal record expunged after waiting a certain period of time and submitting a petition for your claim. Hoover Law Group will conduct a thorough investigation and put together a strong petition to help you expunge a criminal record for a fresh start.