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September 26, 2013

A Father's Place host Expungement and Pardon Clinic

A Father's Place, with the help of South Carolina Legal Services hosted an Expungement and Pardon Clinic on September 26 at the Howard Adult Center in Georgetown, SC. The clinic was free and open to the public.

A criminal record can create potentially difficult and complicated consequences in life whether you were arrested or convicted (or both). Those with criminal convictions are often met with difficult barriers when trying to obtain employment, housing, professional licenses and other areas. In today’s economy few employers, landlords and other reviewers are willing to forgive an applicant with a criminal record.

Jon Ozolins from SC Legal Services in Conway was on hand to share some positive news with the 60 plus attendees. In some cases, an arrest or conviction can be expunged (erased) from a record. He addressed the group about the expungement process and related fees as well as other topics such as elements of a background check, pardons, and charges eligible for expungement.

To learn more about the expungement process and the next steps to take read the expungement and pardon guides located on the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families website, or click here.