While many states offer those with criminal convictions relief by way of expungement, New York does things differently. Convicted individuals can file a motion to have their criminal history erased under Article 440. In order to achieve a victorious outcome, your motion must be based on certain factors which are outlined in the statute. I am a Rockland County criminal defense attorney who has been helping individuals throughout New York state find success in their Article 440 motions for many years. You should not have to live with a permanently tarnished record and my firm can offer the assistance you need.
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Article 440 proceedings essentially challenge the legality of a criminal conviction and a motion is made after conviction and judgment is entered. In New York, there are two separate sections under Article 440 by which you can submit a motion – Section 440.10 and Section 440.20.
Under Section 440.10, you can challenge the conviction if:
Under Section 440.20, you can only challenge the legality of your sentence if you believe it was unauthorized, illegally imposed, or invalid according to New York State law. It can be difficult to determine if your argument is valid, which is why securing legal assistance is so important.
At the Law Office of William J. Reddy, clients receive personalized support throughout the entirety of their case. I understand how damaging a criminal conviction can be, particularly when it was obtained in an unlawful or unfair manner. I am prepared to tirelessly pursue a favorable outcome on your behalf.
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