Overview Description

Access to records relating to certain misdemeanor convictions can be limited by the court ten years after the date of conviction, so long as the person has no subsequent felony or misdemeanor conviction. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9122.1.

Ineligible Category or Citation

See section section 9122.1(b) for ineligible offenses. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9122.1.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction. For the specific procedure, see 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9122.1Pa. R. Crim P. 791.

Fees

A $132 fee will be paid to the clerk of courts. 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 1725.7.

Effect

The person's record can only be disseminated to a criminal justice agency or government agency specified in section 9121(b.1) and (b.2). 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9122.1.

Forms

Petitions to expunge a record in Pennsylvania can be found here and here.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed 10 years after the date of conviction.

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