Once a person is arrested, a criminal record is created. Many people do not realize that even when a person is acquitted, the record is not automatically removed. Many people also incorrectly assume that a juvenile record will automatically be removed. In Pennsylvania, the only way a criminal record can be cleaned is through expungement or by a pardon.
With an expungement, arrests that do not result in a conviction and certain summary convictions can be removed from your criminal record. It is important to note that most misdemeanor or felony convictions cannot be expunged. The only way to have non-expungeable misdemeanors or felonies removed is through a governor’s pardon. If you would like to know if you are eligible to have an expungeable offense removed from your criminal record, contact the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Bickerton & Bickerton for an expungement consultation today.