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Sealing a criminal record
Sealing a criminal record involves making a person’s criminal history inaccessible to the general public. However, city, county, state and federal government and agencies (including the police and military), will have access to review your criminal history records whether or not those records are sealed.
Expunging a record involves the court-ordered physical destruction or obliteration of a criminal history record or of a portion of that record.
It can be difficult to qualify to have a record sealed or expunged and this is not something your attorney with the Office of the Public Defender can help you accomplish. Learn more about sealing and expunging by clicking below.