Is it possible for me to have my record in another state expunged?

Asked on August 27, 2014 under Criminal Law, Hawaii

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Do you mean that you live in Hawaii but have a record in another state that you wish to have expunged?  Yes you can as long as you meet the requirements of that state for expungement.  Some states - such as New York - do not expunge records.  They seal them.  But understand that certain agencies (such as law enforcement agencies) can still "see" these records in a background check.  Also make sure that you have the arrest record expunged as well.  Many people do not realize that they are two separate records.  And try and find your fingerprints.  Good luck.


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