Expungement is the legal process to erase a criminal record. It removes records of arrests and convictions. Arrests can often be expunged after six months. Convictions can often be expunged after three years.
Expungement is designed to improve career opportunity. Successful expungement depends on facts. The key is to focus on expungement the day you are charged with crimes. The goal is to negotiate an upfront deal to avoid conviction, or preserve earliest expungeability.
I busted a mirror and got seven years of bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
— Stephen Wright