Question: How Many Times Can You Seal Your Record?

Can you expunge your record more than once?

A prior expungement generally makes it difficult for a person to get an expungement more than once.

However there is not a rule that allows only one expungement for all scenarios.

The terms of each statute control whether a person can obtain another expungement..

How long do you have to wait to seal a record?

For an eligible misdemeanor , you must wait at least 2 (two) years after the case is over before you can file your motion to seal. For any other offense, then you have to wait at least 5 (five) years after the case is over before you can file your motion to seal.

Can police see expunged records?

Police cannot see expunged records. That’s because when a court expunges your records, your files are destroyed or returned to you. It’s like you never had a criminal record in the first place.

Do sealed records show up on background checks?

Will my sealed criminal records show up on a background check? Sealed convictions should not show up on any background check run by an employer or licensing agency, unless you are applying for a job as a police officer or a peace officer or you are applying for gun license.

How much does it cost to seal or expunge a record?

Misdemeanor Expungements (including DUI) $650.00. Felony Expungements (including reduction to misdemeanor) $850.00. Infraction Expungements $595.00. Sealing of Juvenile or Diversion Records: $750.00.

Is it better to expunge or seal a record?

Expungement and sealing are two different options that remove records from public view. Expungement erases the record so that it’s like it never happened. Sealing means that it is just hidden from most of the public’s view, but certain agencies and employers can still see it.

Does felony expungement restore gun rights?

This prohibition is from the state of California and is a 10-year probation that starts from the time of your conviction. An expungement or record sealing will NOT restore your firearm rights. You will need to wait the 10-years even if you have your conviction expunged or sealed.

Can you own a gun with a sealed record?

Expungement of a criminal record in California does not remove the ban on owning or possessing firearms.

Is an expungement worth it?

In a Nutshell: Expungement has legitimate value for employment purposes and recently, due to recent new laws, in professional licensing. However, expungement does not erase, delete, remove or, like a sponge cleaning up a spilled drink, restore one’s record to appear like nothing happened.