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Can a South Carolina arrest or conviction records be expunged?

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  • Can a South Carolina arrest or conviction records be expunged?
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      Firm Name: Jack B. Swerling
      Duration: 01:22
      Date: 2022-03-09
      Under South Carolina law, only certain arrests, or convictions may be expunged. Typically only some “first-offense” misdemeanor charges can be expunged under South Carolina law. What this means is that if asked if you were arrested or convicted when applying for a job or loan for example, you can say no. For more information on if a specific arrest or conviction can be expunged from your record, contact Columbia, SC criminal defense attorney Jack Swerling for a consultation. Learn more about South Carolina criminal defense: “first-offense” misdemeanor charges under South Carolina law.
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