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To “Expunge” is to “erase or remove completely.” In law, “expungement” is the process by which a record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from state or federal record. An expungement order directs the court to treat the criminal conviction as if it had never occurred, essentially removing it from a defendant’s criminal record as well as, ideally, the public record.
In practical terms, ‘Sealing’ is the placement of a criminal record under court-ordered protection, which bars public disclosure of or access to the record. Information and documents related to the incident remain on file with the criminal justice agency, but the record is confidential.
Choosing Between Sealing and Expunging
The only way to prevent your name from appearing in criminal background checks and online criminal record searches is to have your case expunged or sealed. Expungement or sealing of your criminal record can make it easier to find a job and re-establish your reputation. When a record is expunged or sealed, with some exceptions, you can lawfully deny that there was an arrest or that charges were brought.