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What is an Expungement?

What is an Expungement?

Expungement is the process of erasing or removing criminal records from both state and federal databases. An expunged conviction cannot be accessed by law enforcement, employers, creditors- in essence it’s treated the same way that if you never committed any crime at all!

expungementAn expungement is the removal of records related to criminal activity. It does not grant “forgiveness” and can be granted by public officials like Presidents, Governors or Judges in court proceedings which are ordered upon request so their conviction was dismissed without charge or there has never been one at all

Expungements vary by state, but in the United States they are almost always handled at a state level. Federal court expunctions are rare and there is no federal law governing them as such; each individual jurisdiction has its own set of laws about who can be granted an order for one or more offenses to be cleansed from their past records–juvenile offenders being most common among these conclusions with some allowing adults also requested this type resolution under certain circumstances too!

 

Who is Eligible for Expungement?

If you’re looking to have your criminal record expunged, then the eligibility requirements are strict. To be eligible for an expungement candidate must meet certain criteria such as never having been convicted of a felony or have any type cases currently pending in court that would prevent them from being able remove their conviction entirely through this process; however some types records cannot be sealed at all – like those related to traffic violations where someone has been ticketed but not convicted yet (e.g., reckless driving).

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