CHARLESTON, W.V., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At Campbell & Smith, they are proud to be a part of the Charleston, West Virginia community. They believe that, as an experienced, full-service law firm dedicated to pursuing justice for each of their clients, it is their responsibility to keep citizens of the community updated and informed of important changes in the law.
That is why they are glad to provide the citizens of Charleston and greater West Virginia with good news for thousands who have been convicted of certain nonviolent felonies and misdemeanor convictions. In early June 2019, a new state expungement law took effect. This new law makes most nonviolent state felonies, as well as misdemeanors, eligible for expungement.
The attorneys at Campbell & Smith, who have both significant experience and extensive knowledge of the practice of criminal law, recently said of the revised statute:
"The revised expungement statute is a welcome change for thousands of West Virginians who have turned their lives around and have sought to better themselves. However, the statute is also cumbersome and complicated, even for attorneys. We recommend that anyone seeking an expungement contact a competent attorney prior to filing a petition, as the statute specifies that you can file only once. Campbell & Smith handles these expungements, and we encourage you to give us a call if you need assistance."
Those who wish to seek expungement may petition for it in court after being off parole for five years for non-violent felonies and between one and two years for misdemeanors. It is important to note that you may only file once for expungement, and that accordingly, it is equally important to seek qualified legal assistance in doing so.
At Campbell & Smith, we are proud to offer our vast experience and extensive knowledge of the law to you, and would be honored to seek expungement on your behalf. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance, and we are encouraged by the possibility of helping to clear your name and restore your good record. Call or visit us online today for advice on your particular situation and how we may best serve you. We look forward to speaking with you soon.