As an advocate for criminal justice, I find these changes exciting,” notes Carpenter. “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of getting a record expunged – especially a felony record.
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 02, 2015
Many individuals who have been convicted of felonies and misdemeanors in years past may have subsequently found it difficult to land employment, housing or financial services due to their criminal records, even if they have not run afoul of the law for quite some time. In many cases, an expungement of their criminal records may be obtained through the help of an experienced and licensed attorney, essentially removing the offense from public view and paving the way to a better future.
During the 2014 session of the Louisiana Legislature, expungement laws were significantly overhauled. The net effect of this is that many more people are now eligible for expungements. New Orleans criminal defense attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter stands ready to assist those who are looking to improve their lives through the clearing of such records.
“As an advocate for criminal justice, I find these changes exciting,” notes Carpenter. “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of getting a record expunged – especially a felony record. Many people believe they have emerged from the criminal justice system by completing legal requirements such as fines and probation, incarceration and parole. Yet, they still find themselves locked into the system because their record remains in public view. An expungement can shield these records from potential employers, landlords and lenders.”
Carpenter explains that with an expungement, individuals who previously were unable to find employment that paid more than a basic livable wage might gain the opportunity to advance to their highest potential.
“My personal and professional goal is to offer different expungement pricing options to assist my clients,” Carpenter says.
“Anyone who has completed their obligations to the court, only to later find that they are adversely impacted by their criminal record, should seriously consider an expungement,” Carpenter adds.
ABOUT ELIZABETH B. CARPENTER, ESQ.
Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq., is an experienced New Orleans defense attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School, and is a member and supporter of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Her law office has successfully represented clients throughout south Louisiana. Carpenter’s mission is to provide clients with exceptional personalized and professional services.
To learn more about Elizabeth B. Carpenter’s services and expertise, please visit the website http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com. To contact her by phone or email, call (504) 599-5955 or write a message to [email protected]