Records of a first controlled substance case dismissed after successful completion of probation or continuance can be sealed by the court immediately. ALM GL ch. 94C, § 34.
Sealing in this regard only applies only to violations of ALM GL ch. 94C, § 34.
Upon dismissal following successful completion of probation or the period of continuance, a defendant can request that the court seal the records. For the specific procedure, see ALM GL ch. 94C, § 34.
There is no fee.
Sealed records will not be deemed a conviction for any purpose. The person can legally refuse to disclose arrest or any other related court proceeding. ALM GL ch. 94C, § 34
The record can be sealed after the completion of probation or term of continuance.