Help Getting Criminal and Arrest Records Expunged (Erased)

A criminal record follows you wherever you go. Even an arrest record — with no conviction — can prevent you from obtaining ideal employment, loans, housing and other favorable opportunities. However, Pennsylvania laws allow certain criminal arrests, charges and convictions to be wiped clean from your record once you become eligible for expungement.

Expunging First-Offense DUI Charges

A part of our criminal practice includes defending clients facing first-offense DUI charges, including getting them approved for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD). The ARD program is a diversionary program that allows individuals to avoid convictions, as well as allows any remaining records pertaining to the DUI case to be expunged, such as the arrest record and the record of the charges being filed.

Expungement After ARD and the Expungement of Other Records

The district attorney and the Pennsylvania State Police Central Repository maintain a list of people who have participated in a diversionary program in order to verify if an individual is eligible for ARD (an individual is only eligible for a diversionary program one time).

Once we expunge your record, the entire record will no longer be available to the public. This includes employers or potential employers, insurance companies and others. The arrest record will not appear on criminal background checks once it is expunged.

Other criminal offenses that may be eligible for expungement include:

  • Underage drinking (underage consumption or possession of alcohol)
  • Juvenile offenses (shoplifting, vandalism, minor drug possession)
  • Other minor offenses

For personalized attention to your matter and aggressive representation, schedule an initial consultation today. Contact Berman & Asbel, LLP online or by calling 484-842-0276.