Overview Description

Records relating to an offense that has since been decriminalized can be ordered destroyed by a court at any time. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142d.

Ineligible Category or Citation

No statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

A petition must be filed for an order of erasure. For the specific procedure, see Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142d.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


All police and court records and records of the state's or prosecuting attorney are physically destroyed. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142d.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at any time.

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