Erasure of Criminal Records
An erasure of Connecticut criminal records results in the physical destruction of all records of a crime. If your entire Connecticut criminal record has been erased, you may lawfully swear under oath that you have never been arrested for and/or convicted of your erased Connecticut crimes.
What is a Motion for Erasure of Criminal Records?
In addition to absolute pardons that result in the erasure of your entire Connecticut criminal record, another method to expunge a criminal record in Connecticut is by a motion for erasure. Unlike pardon petitions, motions for erasure are only applicable to certain limited circumstances and will not be helpful to most people who are seeking expungement of their entire Connecticut criminal record.
Would a motion for erasure be helpful to you?
Maybe. If you were:
- found not guilty after trial or had the charges against you dismissed;
- disposed of your cases by nolle prosequi; or
- were convicted of charges that have since been decriminalized;
A motion for erasure of your criminal records may be all you need to clear or expunge your Connecticut criminal record.
Will a motion for erasure expunge or clear your entire Connecticut criminal record?
That depends. If your entire Connecticut criminal record fits into one or more of the specific circumstances listed above, then a motion for erasure, if granted, would clear your entire Connecticut criminal record. If it doesn't, a motion for erasure, may be used to expunge some but not all of your Connecticut criminal records.
How and where does a motion for erasure of criminal records get filed?
While a motion for erasure of a Connecticut criminal record is less time consuming to prepare and file than a pardon petition, it must be properly prepared, filed, and argued in the appropriate superior court.
The Law Office of Jerome Paun can help you determine whether you should file a motion for erasure or a petition for a pardon. In either event, we can help you prepare and file your motion or petition, and we can present your case in a way that improves your chances of your motion or petition being granted. Contact us to learn how we can help you in a free consultation with Connecticut expungement attorney Jerome Paun. Call toll free 866-787-0119.