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Expungements Important Even After 40 Years

May 9, 2012

Fred Thiagarajah

If you’ve been convicted of a crime in the past, it’s important to have your conviction expunged as soon as possible.  It doesn’t matter if you currently have a job — you never know when your current company may choose to do a background check.  Yolanda Quesada was fired from Wells Fargo for a shoplifting conviction that was over 40 years ago.  Ms. Quesada, who is 58 years old, had been working at Wells Fargo but the company decided to do background checks on their current employees and discovered a 1972 conviction for petty theft that Ms. Quesada had acquired just after high-school.  Clearly, what happened when she was 18 is not reflective of what kind of person Ms. Quesada is today.

Nevertheless, Wells Fargo terminated her because of her criminal history.  This is why it is so important to get your criminal record cleared as soon as possible, no matter how old your convictions are.  Call our offices today for assistance on an expungement.  As Ms. Quesada will tell you, it’s not worth it to just let sleeping dogs lie.

For the full article of Ms. Quesada’s unfortunate story, click here.


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