Criminal Records Expungement

The following is general information, not intended to be legal advice.

Expungement Information

An expungement is the removal of arrest data which did not lead to conviction from a person’s criminal record. If a person has a mix of charges and convictions he may be eligible for a redaction, which is a partial expungement. Below is a list of question that you should review if you are considering applying for a criminal record expungement.

 

1.Are you currently incarcerated?

    • If the answer to this question is yes, you must wait until you are no longer incarcerated prior to filing for an expungement or redaction, even if the petition is for an unrelated arrest.

2.Are you currently on parole/probation?

    • If the answer to this question is yes, you must wait until you are no longer under state supervision prior to filing for an expungement or redaction, even if the petition is for an unrelated arrest.

3.Are you a U.S. citizen?

    • If the answer to this question is no, and you intend to apply for citizenship, you should wait until you have citizenship status prior to filing for an expungement or redaction.

4. Do you have non-conviction data (Not Guilty, Nolle Prossed, Withdrawn, Dismissed) on your record?

    • If yes, you may be eligible for an expungement or redaction

5.Do you have an ARD disposition on your record?

    • You may be eligible for an expungement or a redaction.

6.Do you have a summary conviction on your record that is over 5 years old?

    • If yes, you may be eligible for an expungement or redaction.

 

To schedule a consultation to have your record reviewed, contact the CLCP clinic nearest you: 215-399-0064