Question by  sooryastar (29)

How do you get a felony record expunged?

It's not fair. It was a long time ago.


Answer by  mediajunkie (592)

If the felony was committed when you were a juvenile, you can get a lawyer to request a judge get the records sealed so that it does not reflect on your adult record. However it must be the only felony or crime you have ever committed.


Answer by  sooz (644)

Depending on what state you live in some convictions can be expunged and some can't. It usually requires completing and filing paperwork through the Circuit Clerk's office.


Answer by  Disneyphan (529)

Each state has different requirements. It will be in your best interest to stop by the local courthouse and ask them. Normally, you will have to file a Petition to get it expunged and have the judge review the case. It's up to the judge if it will be expunged.


Answer by  xsut (943)

The circumstances of getting a felony record expunged is a bit complex and varies depending on the reason a felony was given, admission of guilty, and what state you are in. The best thing and usually the only option is to seek a qualified attorney as courts sometimes only deal with attorneys in these matters.


Answer by  romanguy (233)

Juvenile records can be sealed on request after you become an adult. An adult felony conviction is with you for life unless you are later found not guilty.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The time passed doesn't matter as much as the crime itself. Depending on the conviction, you may be able to appeal to the governor of your state to expunge the record. There are a lot of factors to be considered, including your political connections, associations and ability to contribute to the governor's elections efforts.

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