What is expungement?
In Kentucky, when you are charged with a crime or convicted of a crime, that information stays on your criminal record. Expungement is the legal process of completely removing an arrest, charge, or conviction from your record.
Why should I get an expungement?
If you get an expungement, all records relating to the charge or conviction are deleted. It means that you can answer “NO” when asked on an application if you have been convicted of a crime. This can help you find a job or a place to live.Type your paragraph here.
Don’t charges automatically fall off my record after 5 or 10 years?
No. Even very old convictions are never removed from your record unless you go through the expungement process.
How do I know if I’m eligible to get an expungement?
Only certain things can be removed from your record in Kentucky.
Use the following links to help determine your eligibility:
• You have misdemeanor convictions
• You have Class D felony convictions
• You were acquitted or charges against you were dismissed
• You received a pardon from the governor
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