Overview Description

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.

Ineligible Category or Citation

Sealing in this regard only applies only to violations of ALM GL ch. 94C, § 34.

Procedure General

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.

Fees

There is no fee.

Effect

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

Waiting Periods

The record can be sealed after the completion of probation or term of continuance.

 

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