The bad news is that if you were convicted of a criminal
offense back in the 80's it will still be on your record unless it was dismissed and sealed at the time. The good news is that the expungment law in South Carolina says that if you were convicted in South Carolina under the state's Bad Check Law, you would be eligible to get your offense removed from your record. Here is the link to your state's expungement law
, which also explains how you would go about getting this done at the bottom of that page.
You will not need a lawyer in order to be able to apply for this, although there are lawyers who specialize in expungement
law if you find yourself in over your head or are uncomfortable with the legal language.
Before you start though, you will have to obtain your criminal record
. Every person is entitled to get his own RAP sheet. You can do that through the state
, or you can get yourself printed and obtain it from the FBI
, which has the national state and Federal data base. The latter will cost you $18.
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