I was charged with a crime, but not convicted. Can I expunge the charges from my record?


If you were acquitted:

An acquittal is where you go to trial, and a jury finds you "not guilty."  If you were acquitted of a crime, you can expunge those charges.  You must wait 60 days after your acquittal.  Find instructions here.


If charges against you were dismissed:

If charges against you were dismissed with prejudice, you can expunge those charges. If you were acquitted of a crime, you can expunge those charges.  You must wait 60 days after your the charges were dismissed.  Find instructions here.

If charges against you were dismissed without prejudice, they probably cannot be removed from your record


If you went to a grand jury and were not indicted:

You can expunge these charges. You must wait 12 months after the grand jury. Find instructions here.