Sealed Records After 10 Years
Sealed Records After Ten Years.
Our law firm can help you seal your criminal records if you meet certain criteria including a clean record for ten years.
If you have no more than two misdemeanor convictions or one felony and one misdemeanor conviction, you may be eligible to have those convictions sealed. You must apply to the court to have your records sealed. If the court approves your application, your criminal convictions can only be seen by qualified agencies and federal, state, and local law enforcement. If you are not a United States citizen, Immigration can still see your sealed convictions.
Sex offenses, violent felonies, and serious felonies are not eligible for sealing. See instructions #8 for List of Offenses not eligible for sealing.
You are eligible if:
You have been crime-free for at least 10 years since your conviction and/or release, and
You have 2 convictions or less on your criminal record. This means no more than two misdeameanor convictions OR one felony and one misdemeanor conviction.
The ten year period starts from the date of conviction or release from prison, whichever is later.
You cannot have had any new criminal convictions or have a current criminal case pending.
Courts have the discretion to seal up to two convictions, only one of which may be a felony.
If you have more than 2 convictions, you may still be eligible if your convictions are related to the same one or two incidents. For example, if you were charged and convicted of multiple crimes during one incident, the court may decide to treat the multiple convictions as one conviction.
Expunged marijuana convictions do not count toward your total number of convictions. These are treated as if they never happened.
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