Can I get my felony drug conviction expunged from my record? 5 Answers as of August 11, 2011

I have a drug conviction in 2001 that resulted in a felony. Can I have that felony expunged? I am trying to get a job

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Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
You should hire an attorney to try to expunge it since it is not easy to do.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/11/2011
Law Offices of John Carney
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
New York does not have an expungement statute. Unless the conviction was illegal or improper in some way you cannot challenge it after the time to appeal expires. If it was improper your attorney can make a 440.10 motion to vacate the conviction. This is rare, difficult, and expensive. I just win such a motion for a $5,000 fee, but the person had the proper grounds to contest the improper conviction.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/10/2011
Law Office of Jared Altman
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
No. New York does not expunge. Sorry.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/9/2011
Gonzalez Law Associates P.C.
Gonzalez Law Associates P.C. | Carlos Gonzalez
Yes, new York now permits expungement of drug cases (and up to three other convictions along with it). It's a complicated process that not many attorneys or judges are especially familiar with due to how new these is.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/8/2011
Rothstein Law PLLC
Rothstein Law PLLC | Eric Rothstein
New York State does not expunge convictions.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/8/2011
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