Expungement Attorneys in Connecticut
Expungement in Connecticut
In Connecticut expungement is similar to record sealing. If granted your record is hidden from public view and the court cannot admit to its existence, however, the record still exists. Law enforcement and some other agencies may still access your record with a court order in most cases.
Unlike most other states Connecticut automatically destroys some criminal records if you were not convicted, or:
- you were found not guilty and the time to file a writ of error or an appeal has expired;
- your case was declared null and thirteen (13) months have passed.
- Youthful offender records are automatically erased when you turn 21, provided you are no longer under court supervision and have not committed any additional youthful offenses or felonies.
- If you have a juvenile offense conviction you may petition the court after either two (2) or four (4) years after discharge from court supervision depending on the type of offense.
- If you are an adult convicted of a crime that has since been decriminalized you may petition the court.
All other cases require an expungement pardon. To qualify for expungement pardon in Connecticut three (3) years must have passed after the final disposition of your most recent misdemeanor or five (5) years after your most recent felony.