Overview Description

Records relating to arrests and charges resolved without conviction can be expunged immediately. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9122(a)(2), Pa. R. Crim. P. 790.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court where the charges were disposed. For the specific procedure, see Pa. R. Crim. P. 790.


A $132 fee must be paid to the clerk of courts. 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 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 at any time.

(non-prod server)