Columbia County — “Expungement” Saves Client’s Future

Saperstein’s client was a Chinese national on a student visa, studying public health. He received a disorderly conduct citation, as a county ordinance, and failed to show up for court. As a result, he was convicted of the disorderly conduct. Months later, when he had to renew his student visa, he found out that the disorderly conduct conviction would present a major problem. After reviewing the case file, Saperstein discovered that the notice of hearing had the incorrect date on it. Saperstein was able to negotiate with the DA to re-open the defaulted case and to dismiss the disorderly conduct. As a result, client was able to remain in the US to finish his college education.

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