Criminal Record Expungements and “Limited Access” Petitions
Have you had limited opportunities gaining and maintaining employment or advancing your career or education due to the consequences of an arrest or conviction record? Even a not-guilty verdict, or a charge which was withdrawn or dismissed will stay on your public record indefinitely unless expunged.
Our team can help you understand what charges may be eligible for expungement, and if appropriate, we can guide you through the process from start to finish. A successful expungement means your record will be cleared from public databases, including the FBI, police departments, and court records.
Even if you have successfully completed an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program, Section 17 (Probation without Verdict), or other diversionary program, these records are not automatically expunged, though you may nonetheless be eligible for an expungement. In some circumstances, federal charges may be eligible for expungement.
Alternatively, if you have a misdemeanor state conviction you may be eligible to have your record sealed through the new Pennsylvania “Limited Access” law. There are, however, limitations on the availability of this option.