Overview Description

Police, court, and state attorney records relating to a finding of not guilty or a dismissal are erased upon affirmance after appeal or when the time to appeal has expired. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(a)(b).

Ineligible Category or Citation

See Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(g).

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(a).

Upon request, the records can be destroyed three years after the date of final disposition. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(e)(1).


No fee can be charged. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(e)(2).


If any charge in a case results in conviction, police, court, and state's attorney's records are not erased, but non-conviction charges are erased from public electronic records. As to erased charges, the person is deemed never to have been arrested and can say so under oath. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(e)(3).

Waiting Periods

The public records are erased upon affirmance after appeal or expiration of time to appeal.

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