Whether You Can Apply For an Expungement or a Sealment
- July 22, 2016
- Posted by: Amir Ladan
- Category: Expungments & Record Sealing Info / Tips
In terms of your average person, whether you’re considering doing a sealment or expunging your record, the decision as to which one to do depends on the result of the actual case. If the case got dropped, you expunge it. If you got sentenced to probation but you got the withhold of adjudication then you have to seal it. If you go to trial and even if you win at trial then you would have to seal it. You won’t be able to get it expunged.
By the way, the legislature designed the law so the only way that expungements can happen is if the charges were actually dropped prior to trial. So, whatever happened with your case will be the determination of whether you apply for an expungement or a sealment.