Chris’ Criminal Law Comments: Summary Case Expungement Part 2
By Christopher T. Powell Jr., Esq.
Unfortunately, criminal history information can only be expunged in specific circumstances, such as:
- An individual convicted of a summary offense has to be free from arrest or prosecution for five years following the conviction.
- No disposition of the case has been received for 18 months after arrest. However, expungement cannot occur until a certification from the court is received.
- A person 21 years or older who has been convicted of a charge relating to the purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of alcohol, which occurred on or after the day a person turned 18 years of age.
- An individual convicted of a summary offense has reached the age of 70 and has been free from arrest or prosecution for 10 years.
- An individual convicted of a summary offense has been dead for a period of three years.
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