Archive: Tag: Expungement

Dec
20
2018

“Clean Slate” for Christmas- Sealing of Criminal Convictions

On December 26, 2018, the Clean Slate Act will provide the ability to petition for an order of limited access for convictions of misdemeanors and other ungraded offenses which are punishable by up to five years’imprisonment.  The person must be conviction-free for at least ten years, and must have paid all court fees and fines.  […]

Feb
15
2017

Procedure for Mental Health Commitment Expungements Clarified

For individuals who have been subjected to an involuntary mental health commitment under the Mental Health Procedures Act, there may be collateral consequences of that commitment. First of all, such a commitment prevents an individual from possession of or purchase of a firearm. Secondly, the record may become available in the even the individual applies […]

Jan
28
2016

Limited Access to Misdemeanors

UPDATE: On February 16, Governor Wolf signed a law granting limited access to misdemeanors, which will take effect in 270 days. Those who are eligible, and obtain who obtain relief under this law will be able to avoid the impediments to employment and housing. This new law will allow eligible individuals to petition the court […]