about two to four months
What crimes can be expunged?
Types of convictions that are often not eligible for expungement include:
- Felonies and first degree misdemeanors in which the victim is under 18 years of age.
- Sexual battery.
- Corruption of a minor.
- Sexual imposition.
- Obscenity or pornography involving a minor.
- Serious weapons charges.
How do I file for an expungement?
How to File a Petition for Expungement
- Find Out Before Filing. Find out the expungement process in your area through the criminal court or the arresting agency before filing on your own.
- Completing the Petition. Petition forms have various titles, depending on the state.
- Filing the Form.
- Processing the Petition.
How do I go about getting my record expunged?
Part 2 Getting a Record Expunged
- Find out whether you’re eligible for an expungement. Visit your state’s courthouse or court website to find out what requirements you must fulfill.
- File a petition for expungement.
- Consider working with an attorney.It is a good idea to hire an attorney to help you navigate this process.
Do misdemeanors go away in CA?
A misdemeanor stays on your record for life unless you successfully petition for expungement. There is no preset “expiration date” for misdemeanor crimes. Even though misdemeanor offenses are less serious than felonies, they are still serious breaches in the eyes of the law.
How can I clear a misdemeanor from my record?
There are two types of pardons: An expungement erases your entire Connecticut state criminal record. To apply, you must wait 3 years (for a misdemeanor) or 5 years (for a felony) from the disposition date.
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