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Expungement of Criminal Records


Last updated on 10/07/2022 at 2:21 pm

NOTE:   This article has been updated to include changes from a new law that went into effect on June 5, 2020. This is general information about expungements. Expungements are complicated. For information about your particular case, you should try to talk to a lawyer.

What is an expungement?

Am I eligible for expungement?

Are there certain criminal convictions that are not eligible for expungement?

When can I file?

How do I figure out whether I am eligible?

If I am eligible, is my expungement automatically approved?

How do I file?

Does it cost money to file?

What happens next?

Can I expunge multiple convictions?

What if the charge or conviction is from another state?

What happens if expungement is granted?

Do I need to disclose expunged offense on applications for employment, credit or housing?

Do I need a lawyer?