A record relating to felony, misdemeanor, and violation cases that were terminated in favor of petitioner will be expunged upon petition after one year since the last felony case was terminated. 10 Del.C. § 1017(a).
Ineligible Category or Citation
To be eligible for expungement, petitioner may not have adjudications for certain serious offenses, adult convictions, or pending criminal charges. Traffic offenses under Title 21 may not be expunged, except for a felony conviction for driving while under the influence. 10 Del. C. § 1015(b).
The petition must be filed in the Family Court in the county where the most recent case was terminated, disposed of, or concluded, even if the petition includes cases from more than one county. 10 Del. C. § 1015(c).
The Court can order the expungement of charges originating in a different county. 10 Del. C. § 1015(e).
The petitioner must attach a copy of their criminal history as maintained by the State Bureau of Identification. 10 Del. C. § 1015(d)(3).
The State Bureau of Identification can charge a reasonable fee for providing a certified copy of the petitioner's criminal history. 10 Del. C. § 1015(d)(3).
If an order expunging a juvenile criminal history is granted by the Court, all indications of the arrest, including police and court records and any electronic records relating to the arrest, will be removed from the files within 60 days and placed under the control of the Supervisor of the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). The SBI Supervisor will ensure that neither the records nor the information are released for any reason except as specified in section 1019. 10 Del. C. § 1019(a).
A list of forms regarding expungement in Delaware can be found here. http://courts.delaware.gov/forms/list.aspx?sec=Forms&ag=All%20Courts&sub=Expungement%20of%20Criminal%20Records
The petition may be filed one year after the last felony case was terminated in favor of the petitioner.