WE THE PEOPLE OF PENNSYLVANIA,who have made mistakes, in order to have more productive lives unhindered by the history of those mistakes we made when we were younger, and as our lives are now responsible, hereby want to explore having our criminal records expunged or pardoned!
> RESEARCH Many people may know they have a criminal history but don't know exactly what's on it and whether or not it can eventually be erased. I am a former prosecutor with 25 years of experience reviewing criminal records. Many records can be cleared by statutory and constitutional processes that I am familiar with.
> EXPUNGE To remove the criminal record of: • A summary conviction over five years old
• An underage consumption conviction
• A juvenile record (under certain criteria)
• An ARD disposition (such as first offense DUI)
• A Section 17 disposition (for a small amount of marijuana, perhaps)
• A charge that has been dismissed, withdrawn or nol-prossed
• A conviction that has been pardoned
> PARDON To release (a person) from punishment; exempt from penalty: a convicted criminal who was pardoned by the governor.
• Exemption of a convicted person from the penalties of an offense or crime by the power of the executor of the laws.
• An official document or warrant declaring such an exemption.
• Where there are other convictions - summary, felony or misdemeanor.