Expungements in Pennsylvania on the verge of changing soon

Expungement is the method that criminal charges to be erased from an individual’s record as if they never happened.

In January of 2013, certain amendments were made to the criminal code that allowed juveniles to have their underage drinking record expunged within 6 months of their conviction. Now, the legislature is looking to amend the law by allowing expungement of low level offenses. A bill know as Senate bill 391 has been proposed  which will allow people charged with misdemeanors to erase their records. Unfortunately, criminal records may affect the ability of an individual to obtain a job or, in some instances, keep a job. At, Giribaldi & Manaras, our attorneys are up to date with recent changes in the law.