Criminal convictions, juvenile charges, summary offenses, Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD), and arrests, appear on criminal history background checks and may have a serious detrimental impact in obtaining or maintaining employment, housing, education, and professional licensure.
In Pennsylvania expungement may be offered in a specific circumstances set forth by statute in 18 Pa.C.S. §9122 and §9123.
These circumstances include:
• Successful completion of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program
• Conviction was for a summary offense and the person has not been arrested or prosecuted for five years
• A violation related to the illegal transportation, consumption, possession, or purchase of alcohol by a person when he or she was over 18 but under 21, is now 21, and has met all his or her conviction requirements
• Court order for the removal of arrest-only and other non-conviction data
• Defendant is 70 years or older and has had no other arrest or prosecution for 10 years beyond release from supervision of the court
• Person has been deceased for three years or longer
• Certain juvenile records.
Contact Gene Jarrell today for a free consultation to determine whether you may be eligible for expungement of your record. (610) 5675-6130.