If you have met the general conditions listed above, and you have received consent from the prosecutor’s office, you’re ready to file a petition for expungement.
Make sure your petition includes:
- Your Social Security number
- The date of your arrest
- The charges brought against you
- Your court case number
- The name of the officer who made the arrest and the law enforcement agency for which she or he worked
After you have gathered the necessary information, you must send your petition to three separate locations. First, file your petition with the county criminal court that initially processed the charges against you. Next, you must serve the law enforcement agency that made your arrest with the petition. And finally, the state records department must also receive your official petition.
Once the court processes your information, it may either approve your petition or schedule a hearing for further review. When you are approved for expungement or sealing, the court will either destroy your records entirely or mail them to you within 30 days.
However, if your petition requires further information or the charges against you are not eligible for expungement, the court will deny your petition.