People are often surprised and frustrated to learn that usually if your case was not dismissed, you can NEVER seal your criminal record. The Legislatures view is that your criminal record is your criminal record and it should never be sealed unless it is under the new drug provision. I disagree!
You can seal the records if:
- you were arrested but never charged with criminal offense;
- the case was completely dismissed;
- you were acquitted of all charges.
Attached is the rule on this. I always encourage anyone that is eligible to have their record sealed to act now. The Legislature is always tinkering with this Statute. What is eligible to seal today MAY NOT be something that is eligible to seal after July 01 next year! The Law on Sealing Your Record
You can NEVER seal a DUI even if the case was dismissed or you were acquitted by a jury! The was seemingly a concession to the insurance industry to make it easier to keep your rates higher. You can also never seal a sexual offense crime in which their was a conviction.