I have a misdemeanor assault charge on my record from a few years ago in another state. I was told by someone that I can go down to my local court house and file for expungement myself or I can go get a lawyer to do it. My question is, will I have to go back to the state where I received the charge or can I just file by mail? Also, would getting a lawyer be worth the money? I just don't really understand how having your record expunged works and I'm wondering if other people around here have done it before.