Overview Description

The criminal history record of a case can be sealed by the court within 60 days after disposition of the case if no probable cause has been determined upon arraignment or the charges are dismissed without prejudice. 13 V.S.A. § 7603(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The court shall issue an order sealing the criminal history record related to the citation or arrest of a person. 13 V.S.A. § 7603(a).


There are no fees.


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).

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