In Re: R.M., Petitioner
(Petition for Expungement of Juvenile 302/303 Civil Commitment)
Client came to Attorney Paletta seeking an Expungement of an Involuntary Commitment that occurred when he was a juvenile. Client explained that having this on his record was causing problems with his education and employment opportunities.
Attorney Paletta filed a Petition with the Court, and got a hearing date scheduled. In the time leading up to the hearing, Attorney Paletta had numerous teleconferences with the Representative from the Pennsylvania State Police and the Attorney for the Commonwealth, who would both be attending the hearing. Attorney Paletta & Client developed a strategy that included accomplishing certain tasks and having proof of those tasks or the Hearing. Client successfully completed his tasks and provided proof at the Hearing.
Client’s Petition was presented on the day of the hearing as well as proof of the tasks he completed. All in all, everything seemed to go well and in a positive direction. The Judge decided to take the Petition and argument under advisement and rule on the case at a later date, which has not yet occurred.