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In 2005 I was charged with Second degree assault (misdemeanor) in Maryland. I was PBJ'd in 2007 for three years. Since then I have had my charges expunged.
I realize my records are now sealed from public records.
I know that I still have my record on the FBI records.
My question is can I have my record erased from the FBI database and if so how would I go about this?
My name isXXXXX'm a licensed attorney. Glad to try and help out.
Sure sorry for the circumstances, truly. My heart goes out to you.
Accordingly, please know it brings me no joy whatsoever to share the following news with you. No, the law does not allow for such, I regret to say. I would love to say otherwise, but that just isn't the case.
Congratulations on your expungement, which is great, but here's where a lot of misunderstanding arises. Even though you've scored this victory, your entries will not be purged from law enforcement records, period. They are indeed not available in the public records, such as for employment applications, but they will always remain in the official governmental records.
I have spoken speak candidly rather than doing you the disservice of lying or misleading you. I didn't enact the law, and personally I often disagree with it, but nevertheless we're all stuck with it.
I am sorry.If you have a follow-up question or need clarification, please just say the word by using "reply" to reach me.
I truly hope all works out for you.
I would like to be a Physical Therapist.
I realize they run background checks for licensing and for employment.
Is there any way that you know that this will affect my going forth in this endeavor?
Do you know of any Licsensing lawyers in New Jersey?
So you are saying that I can be a physical therapist with an expunged misdemeanor?
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