(UPDATE: Michelle Jane Ortmann has since this interview left the employ of Fresh Start Law Centre)
Many people get into trouble for minor infractions, and when offered a chance to get it out of the way, pay an admission of guilt fine without being told of the consequences.
Those whose rights are not properly explained to them can be unaware of criminal record to their name.
Chief Operating Officer for Fresh Start Law Centre, Michelle Ortmann said they have helped expunge thousands of criminal records for clients in this regard.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: