If you are seeking a Connecticut expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the Connecticut Expungement Kit is ready.
Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in the state:
Adult sealing of records:
An adult whose criminal charges have been pardoned, decriminalized, dismissed, nolled, or has been found not guilty.. All related counts must be eligible for erasure.
Additional restrictions on who can qualify for an expungement
Persons deemed youthful offenders, when such person attains twenty- one years of age, provided such person has not subsequent to being adjudged a youthful offender been convicted of a felony.
Also, a child has been found delinquent or a member of a family with service needs, and has subsequently been discharged from the supervision of the Superior Court or from the custody of the Department of Children and Families or from the care of any other institution or agency to which he has been committed by the court.
Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements?
All police and court records and records of the state's or prosecuting attorney or the prosecuting grand juror pertaining to such charge can be sealed. Complaint, referrals, petitions, reports, orders and DNA records may also be expunged.
What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed
The process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges is expungement.
The effect of an expungement is that one's criminal record of arrest and/or conviction is erased and legally deemed not to have occurred.
They shall be erased by operation of law and the clerk or any person charged with the retention and control of such records shall not disclose to anyone their existence or any information pertaining to any charge so erased. After three years from the final disposition of the criminal case, the records may be destroyed. The records cannot be accessed for general law enforcement or civil use. However, under certain exceptional situations, the expunged records can be searched, retrieved, and used, but this is occurs only in exceptional circumstances and normally requires a court order or statutory authorization. A court may order disclosure of such records to a defendant in an action for false arrest arising out of the proceedings so erased, or in connection with any perjury charges which the prosecutor alleges may have arisen from the testimony elicited during the trial. Within two years of from the date of disposition of any case, the fact of dismissal of the conviction may be disclosed to the victim of the crime or their legal representative. If the crime has been later decriminalized, the person charged may petition for destruction of records.
Are you eligible for a Connecticut Expungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .
Be sure to check the site often as we are in the process of adding Expungement Kit for the State of Connecticut soon.