An article covering the subject of sealing criminal convictions entitled ‘A Clean Slate: Your Guide to Sealing Criminal Convictions in North Dakota’ has now been released and published by Haugen Moeckel & Bossart, an authority website in the Criminal Law niche. The article brings to light fascinating information. Those who have criminal records in North Dakota and anybody else who’s interested in sealing criminal convictions can read the entire article at https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/a-clean-slate-your-guide-to-sealing-criminal-convictions-in-north-dakota
This is a big step forward for people to get past their criminal past and move on with their lives, though it is not a guarantee that all of their past criminal offenses will be washed away. Imagine the relief that comes from knowing that a simple background check will not result in an embarrasing moment of having to respond in the affirmative to the question of ‘have you ever been convicted criminally’; or worse that anticipated awkward rejection of your application.
Perhaps one of the most interesting, and relevant pieces of information which included within the article, is that a person may not file a petition to seal a criminal record under certain circumstances… such as if the offense was a felony offense involving violence or intimidation during a period in which the offender was ineligible to possess a firearm under North Dakota law.
The article has been written by Lindsey Duane Haugen, Criminal Defense Attorney at Haugen Moeckel & Bossart , who wanted to use this article to bring particular attention to the subject of sealing criminal convictions. They feel they may have done this best in the following extract:
‘A person may file a petition to seal a criminal record if the person has pled guilty to or was found guilty of a misdemeanor offense and the person has not been charged with a new crime for at least three years from the date of release from incarceration, parole, or probation.’
Haugen Moeckel & Bossart now welcomes comments and questions from readers, in relation to the article. Lindsey Duane Haugen has made a point of saying regular interaction with the readers is so critical to running the site because it helps them understand their legal rights.
In discussing the article itself and its development, Lindsey Duane Haugen intimated that the law was long anticipated:
“North Dakota has finally passed a law for people to seal prior misdemeanor and felony convictions in certain circumstances.”
Anyone who has a specific question or comment about this article, or any article previously published on the site, are welcomed to contact Haugen Moeckel & Bossart via their website at https://haugenandmoeckel.com
Once again, the complete article is available in full at A Clean Slate: Guide to sealing Criminal Convictions in North Dakota.
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