PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2015 — On the heels of a very successful and historic event in Delaware County in April, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams will once again give Philly residents the opportunity to remove criminal blemishes from their past so they can improve their chances with future employers, trade schools and colleges.
Sen. Williams’ Philadelphia Expungement Clinic will be held from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., Friday, May 16, at Community of Compassion CDC. It will be in partnership with Donald Burns, Esq., of MFI Law, Community of Compassion, and students from Villanova Law.
More than 50 people attended the first-ever Delaware County expungement event April 23.
Only people with Philadelphia County arrests are eligible to attend the May 16 expungement clinic, and people will be helped if they have non-conviction charges or summary convictions with no arrests during the past five years.
Those who have current criminal charges or are on probation cannot be helped at this event.
Expungement clinics help people learn the steps they need to seal past summary offenses (traffic tickets, contempt of court) or criminal charges that were never prosecuted. Juvenile records may also be sealed once a person reaches 18 years old.
The May 16 event is free. All filing fees associated with an expunged record will be waived by the court.
Attendees are urged to reserve a seat at the event by calling Eddie Mack in Sen. Williams’ office: 215-492-2080.
WHAT: Sen. Anthony H. Williams’ and MFI Law Group to deliver Philadelphia Expungement Clinic
WHEN: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, May 16
WHERE: Community of Compassion CDC, 6148 Cedar Ave., Philly