Overview Description

Records relating to arrests and charges are extracted from police department files when three years have passed since an arrest without conviction and there are no pending proceedings. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9121(b)(2)(i).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic. Before a police department disseminates criminal history record information to an individual or noncriminal justice agency, it extracts from the record all notations of arrests, indictments, or other information relating to the initiation of criminal proceedings. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9121(b)(2)(i).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The person's non-conviction information in police department records is not disclosed to the public. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9121(b)(2)(i).

Waiting Periods

The information is removed three years after arrest.

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