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Sealing Criminal Records Boston Lawyer – James G. DeGiacomo

If you were charged with a crime in Massachusetts, that crime is almost certainly listed on your criminal record (CORI), even if you weren’t convicted. These records can be seen by prospective employers and leasing agents when applying for housing. Luckily, Massachusetts law allows a pathway for people to ensure that past mistakes don’t ruin their futures. Under MGL c. 276, s. 100A, people with criminal records can file a petition to seal, which, if allowed, will prevent prospective employers and leasing agents from seeing portions of, or even your entire criminal record. Under the law, if you had a case end without a conviction, whether it was a result of a dismissal, an entry of nolle prosequi by the prosecutor, of a finding of ‘not guilty’ by either a judge or jury, you can file a petition to seal right away. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor, you can file a petition to seal 5 years after the conviction or the conclusion of any jail time that was served. If you were convicted of a felony, you can file a petition to seal 10 years after the conviction or the conclusion of any jail time that was served. Finally, if you were convicted of a sex offense, you can file a petition to seal 15 years after the conviction or the conclusion of any jail time that was served.

If you have a criminal record that you want to seal, contact Attorney James G. DeGiacomo today for a free consultation to see if you meet the guidelines set forth in the law.

Attorney DeGiacomo will review your situation, file the necessary paperwork, and appear with you in court.

Call Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer James G. DeGiacomo now at (617) 941-3666 for your FREE Case Evaluation.

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  • Nearly a Decade of Legal Experience
  • Successfully Defended Hundreds of Clients
  • Former Prosecutor & Knows How That Side Thinks
  • Represented Clients in MA District, Superior, & Appellate Courts

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    Cannot give him a higher recommendation.

    “If you need someone that is dedicated, careful and diligent Jim is your man.”

    - William M.
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    “He was very professional and always knew the answers to all my questions.”

    - Samantha M.
    His attention to detail in my case was second to none.

    “Jim represented me and did an excellent job. His attention to detail in my case was second to none. I highly recommend him as a defense attorney.”

    - Ryan H.
    He got fantastic results.

    “I had gotten a second OUI and I strongly feel that he did a fantastic job representing me.”

    - Andy M.
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    “Worked tirelessly to make sure I got the best possible outcome.”

    - Former Client
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