A GUIDE TO GOING LEGAL
JUNE 23RD, 2023
Authored by Judge SirCalebXVI
I know there are many of you that want to end a life of crime and start anew as a legal citizen with the ability to join a department, get a certification, or run for a political office. However, the only thing that is stopping you from beginning your legal journey is your criminal record. Here is a complete guide, step-by-step, on how to “go legal”.
This guide will cover the two ways to go legal, and these ways are—
- sealing your records in a court of law through an expungement process; or
- receive a gubernatorial pardon.
This is the way that most people can most successfully become legal citizens. But, in order to meet the requirements for expungement by law, you need to follow the steps below!
The more you continue to build up arrests, citations, and convictions on your record, the more it’d take to become a legal citizen by law. Take a break from committing crimes and involve yourself in areas and communities while you complete these steps. As of now, these communities accept criminals—
- the Firestone Department of Transportation other requirements may apply ; and
- many businesses! requirements may vary
This is the phase that most criminals fail. There is a specific amount of time that you need to wait in order for your expungement to be granted by a judge. Having the patience to wait for expungement eligibility can show that you have little to no chance of violating the law again, which is also required by law. These times are as follows—
- for traffic infractions, 15 DAYS must have passed since you’ve obtained that record before it can be expunged;
- for misdemeanor citations, misdemeanor arrests, LTAAs, etc., 30 DAYS must have passed since you’ve obtained that record before it can be expunged;
- for any felony (besides the next bullet point), 60 DAYS must have passed since you’ve obtained that record before it can be expunged; and
- for any major/serious felonies (were talkin’ like… Treason here), 120 DAYS must have passed since you’ve obtained that record before it can be expunged.
If you are affiliated with a criminal organization, you will have to wait 90 days in conjunction with the wait time that comes with your previous offense(s).
It’s best to figure out legal technicalities with an attorney. You can find one in the Firestone Department of Justice discord server under the
Now that you’ve done the hard part of waiting, all you need to do now is file for expungement. To file for expungement, go to the Stapleton County game hub and go to the “Case Submission Center”. There, you can answer the appropriate questions and successfully file your case.
You can also have your attorney file your expungement petition for you.
Try your best to maintain good behavior and community interaction during this process. Even now, if you commit a crime, you have to restart from step one.
Sometimes, the Courts may take a while to process your expungement. Recently, we’ve been getting better at it, but it doesn’t mean your expungement petition will be seen and granted instantly. But hey, this should be nothing for you, right? You’ve already done it once, who says you can’t do it again?
Congratulations! Your records have been successfully sealed and no longer show up on your database. You should be free to apply to any departments or institutions, assuming you meet or will meet their other requirements. You’ve begun your legal journey, have fun!
It seems you may have missed one of these steps, or failed to meet the requirements set forth by law or common practice. This could be due to a high likelihood of reoffense, recently obtaining a record, or something else. Remember, there are still options for those who have 50 or more arrests or a criminal court conviction. It is run by the Board of Rehabilitation and Employment of Criminals, called the
Criminal Rehabilitation Program, and it can be found in the Firestone Department of Justice discord server. You should speak with your attorney to figure out why your petition has failed.
Although this is one way of getting your records cleared, it is not the most efficient or consistent method and can oftentimes yield unsuccessful results. Because of how shaky the pardoning system is, there are only two semi-accurate steps that can be provided.
Remember that pardons are issued by the Governor. This means that the accuracy of this section may vary depending on the sitting Governor. As of now, you can submit a pardon The Executive Branch Central Hub form.
Just like expungements, pardons can often take a while as well. Make sure to be patient and allow the Governor and their executive staff to carry out the necessary pardoning processes.
Congratulations! Receiving a pardon is a rarity, and you’re among the few. Your records have been sealed! You should be free to apply to any departments or institutions, assuming you meet or will meet their other requirements. You’ve begun your legal journey, have fun!
That’s okay, pardon rejection is common and you’re not alone. You are still able to try option one instead and attempt to get your records expunged. Don’t be discouraged!
I hope this helps some of you begin your legal journey. Best of luck.
The Honorable Judge SIRCALEBXVI