Overview Description

A record relating to a criminal offense which occurred between May 14, 2014 and July 1, 2015, while the person was 17 years of age, can be annulled at any time. N.H. Rev. Stat. § 651:5-a.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This section shall not apply to any offenses which may continue to be prosecuted as an adult criminal offense after July 1, 2015, against persons who have not yet reached 18 years of age.  N.H. Rev. Stat. § 651:5 (V).

Procedure General

The petition may only be brought following the expiration of any sentence imposed by the court. For the specific procedure, see N.H. Rev. Stat. § 651:5-a.


There shall be no filing fees. N.H. Rev. Stat. § 651:5-a.


The person is treated as if they have never been arrested, convicted, or sentenced, with exceptions for criminal justice uses. The court records are sealed and, upon payment, the police criminal records are removed. On applications for employment, a person can be questioned about non-annulled records. N.H. Rev. Stat. § 651:5 (X).


There is no statutory language regarding forms.

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