Overview Description

The records relating to police, court, and state's attorney records pertaining to a class D or E felony or an unclassified felony carrying a term of imprisonment of not more than five years will be erased by the court after 10 years. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(e)(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

Ineligible offenses include any conviction designated as a family violence crime, as defined in section 46b-38a; (B) A nonviolent sexual offense or a sexually violent offense, each as defined in section 54-250; (C) Certain class D felony offenses; (D) Class A misdemeanor offense that is a violation of section 53a-61a, 53a-64cc or 53a-323; or (E) An offense for which the defendant has not served or completed serving the sentence imposed for such offense, including any period of incarceration, special parole, parole or probation, unless and until the applicable time period prescribed in subdivision (1) of this subsection has elapsed and the defendant has completed serving such sentence. See Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(e)(2).

Procedure General

Upon request, the records can be destroyed ten years after the convicted person’s most recent judgment of conviction (i) by operation of law, if such offense occurred on or after January 1, 2000, or (ii) upon the filing of a petition if such offense occurred prior to January 1, 2000. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(e)(1).


No fee may be charged, see Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(k).


The person is deemed to have never been arrested and can say so under oath. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(g)(2).


There is no statutory language regarding forms.

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