Expungement is a legal order from a County Common Pleas Judge requiring state criminal justice agencies to permanently ERASE all or a portion of a criminal record. An Expunged arrest or conviction is erased from all state databases as though the arrest or conviction never happened.
An expungement can be for:
• an arrest which did not result in a conviction;
• an arrest which resulted in an ARD or PWV which was successfully completed;
• a juvenile arrest record in most cases;
• a partial expungement of charges if some charges were dropped
• a Summary conviction more than 5 years old.
• Crimes which have been pardoned
Misdemeanor and Felony Conviction can only be expunged after the Governor grants a Pardon.
ARD’s for certain sexual assault cases cannot be expunged. Only a Pardon will clear that record.
Expungements Information Links:
- Beaver County Clerk of Courts Expungement Instruction
- Expungement Form for Summary Convictions under Pa Rule Criminal Procedure 490
- Expungement Form for Court of Common Plea Cases under Pa Rule Criminal Procedure 790
- Expungements of Adult cases are governed by Pa Statute, Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Criminal Code, Section 9122
- Expungements of Juvenile cases are governed by Pa Statute, Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Criminal Code, Section 9123
- Expungement of successfully completed ARD cases is governed by Pa Rule of Criminal Procedure Rule320
- The process for Expunging a Summary Convictions is governed by Pa. Rule of Criminal Procedure Rule 490
- The process for Expunging a case which was waived or held to the Court of Common Pleas is governed by Pa. Rule of Criminal Procedure Rule 790
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