Summary Expungements Pennsylvania allows Summary Expungements under 18 Pa.C.S. §9122(b)(3) if you have been arrest free for five years at the time you file the expungement. The specific language is: (3)(i) An individual who is the subject of the information petitions the court for the expungement of…

In February of 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed in to law Pennsylvania Senate Bill 166, broadening Pennsylvania Expungement Law. The new expungement law creates 9122.1. The new Pennsylvania Expungement Law creates a new class of expungements. Most misdemeanors of the second and third degree are…

CASE REVIEW: Commonwealth v. Smerconish, 2015 PA Super 59. In Smerconish, the Appellant had been involuntarily committed because he was suicidal. He attempted to have his firearm rights restored. In order to have his rights restored, he needed to have his involuntary commitment expunged. Appellants expungement was denied….

What is a Redaction? I asked my lawyer if I could get an expungement for an old case, and he told me no but that I could get a redaction. What does that mean? What is a redaction? A redaction is an identical filing to an…

If you are admitted into the ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) program in Pennsylvania, you successfully complete ARD, and you get a certificate of completion for ARD, you can have your the record of your arrest expunged unless your case is of a sexual nature. You should consider…