What type of criminal charges can be expunged in Pennsylvania?
The only types of charges that can be expunged in Pennsylvania are those that do not result in a conviction, either for a misdemeanor or felony offense. Convictions are never expungable in Pennsylvania but recently Pennsylvania created a record sealing law which allows a person to have criminal records sealed for certain non-violent misdemeanor convictions. Criminal charges which do not result in a conviction include situations where the charges are dismissed or withdrawn, as well as cases in which a person is found not guilty following a trial. A person is only eligible to have their record sealed 10 years after completing his/her sentence, which would include probation, parole, or jail.