Criminal Record Expungement Assistance

Programs that provide assistance for people who want to submit a petition requesting the official and formal sealing or erasure of records related to a particular criminal case where there was a not-guilty outcome (including acquittal, or charges that were withdrawn, dismissed or stayed) or a conditional or absolute discharge. Where there has been no conviction, such records are under the legal jurisdiction of the local police force that laid the charges, and the response will depend on the current policies of the local police service. Most jurisdictions have laws that permit, even mandate, the expungement of juvenile records as well as statutes that relate to adult records and the conditions under which they may be cleared.

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