Providing a Fresh Start for a Veteran

Greg* found SALSA during a difficult time in his life. After being arrested for a DWI offense, Greg recognized that it was time to make a change. A military policeman with a career now on the line, he made the courageous step to accept that he had a problem with alcohol and joined the Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) program in County Court 6. Greg’s dedication during the program helped him become sober and ultimately resulted in the dismissal of his charges.

After the VTC program concluded, Greg encountered a problem. Despite his charges being dismissed, his DWI remained on his record for any potential employer to see. The only way to prevent this from happening was to get his DWI expunged, a process that Greg did not know how to navigate. During his time in the VTC program, Greg met a SALSA attorney who earned his trust through his willingness to give support and guidance to him and others in the program. Greg was elated to discover the SALSA attorney was willing to help him with obtaining an expunction as part of SALSA’s Expunction and Non-Disclosure Program.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still posing a public health threat, Greg was comforted to receive assistance with his case remotely. Within three weeks of graduating the VTC program, Greg received his expunction order. After putting his DWI permanently behind him, Greg believes he has been given the opportunity to start over and is grateful to SALSA for helping position him for future success.

*The client’s name has been changed to protect confidentiality.

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