Overview Description

The criminal history record of a case sealed pursuant to 13 V.S.A. § 7603(a) is expunged after the statute of limitations period expires, unless either party objects. 13 V.S.A. § 7603(f).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

There is no statutory language on procedure.

Fees

There are no fees.

Effect

The petitioner is treated in all respects as if there was no arrest, conviction, or sentence. Employment and licensing applications may not require information about expunged or sealed records. 13 V.S.A. §§ 7606(a), (b), 7607(a), (b).

Waiting Periods

The record can be expunged immediately after the statute of limitations period expires.

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