Erases arrests, felonies, or misdemeanor charges from your criminal record so it is like they never happened.
Hides your criminal record from most of the public.
If you don't qualify for expungement or sealing, you can apply for a pardon from the Governor forgiving you for your past criminal convictions.
When you're arrested or charged with an offense, a criminal record is created, even if you're found not guilty. Your criminal records can be read by the public, including your family, friends, employers, trade organizations, banks, and credit agencies.
To have your record erased or hidden you must file a Request to Expunge and/or Seal Criminal Records with the court and have a judge approve your Request. There are 3 ways to clear your criminal record: