Overview Description

Records relating to a summary offense can be expunged five years after conviction, so long as the person has no arrests or charges in that time. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9122(b)(3), Pa. R. Crim. P. 490.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction. For the specific procedure, see Pa. R. Crim. P. 490.


A $132 fee must be paid to the clerk of courts. 42 Pa.C.S. § 1725.7.


Information is removed without a trace, or identifiers of the person are eliminated, or records are maintained by the central repository and the prosecuting attorney for the uses specified in section 9122(c). 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. §§ 9102, 9122(c).

Waiting Periods

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

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