At Curcillo Law, LLC, we believe that no one should face a lifetime of
consequences for a mistake they may have made. When you or a loved one
have been convicted of a crime, your record remains for the rest of your
life. This can prevent employment and educational opportunities, as well
as label you into the future. When you have repented for your crime and
moved on with your life, you should not be forced to carry this burden
as well. If you are wondering if your Pennsylvania
criminal record may be expunged, our law firm may be able to help! Our blog explains when
a criminal record can be expunged and how you can make this happen.
Can My Conviction Be Sealed?
Expungement refers to the legal process of sealing arrest and conviction records,
meaning that it does not need to be disclosed to employers, landlords,
or the general public. The only people that may be able to see the record
is law enforcement, and this can be used in connection with any additional
arrests that may be made.
If you were accused but not convicted of a crime, you may simply ask the
court to expunge the arrest record. If you were convicted, you need to
know if your crime is eligible for expungement.
Crimes that can be expunged in Pennsylvania include:
Offenses resolved through an Accelerative Rehabilitative Disposition program
sex crimes against a minor;
- Purchase, consumption, or possession of alcohol offenses for those over
the age of 21 with successful completion of sentencing terms;
- Summary offenses that occurred at least five years before with no additional
criminal proceedings; or
- Crimes that have occurred before you were 70 years of age and over 10 years
have passed since any criminal proceedings have been brought against you.
Wondering if you may be eligible for a record expungement? Consult with
a Harrisburg criminal attorney at our firm in a free consultation! We
can help you determine if you are able to have your record expunged and
file the proper paperwork to bring to court on your behalf.