If you are seeking an Hawaii expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the Hawaii Expungement Kit is ready.
Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in the state:
- A juvenile who was arrested but never tried and convicted of the charges.
- A person who was dismissed and the proceedings against the person discharged was not over twenty years old at the time of the offense
- A person who is a non-violent first-time drug offender who completes probation and treatment and has never had an expungement order for a similar offense.
- A person charged with or arrested for a crime but not convicted
Additional restrictions on who can qualify for an expungement
Discharge of the defendant and dismissal of the charge against the defendant under this section shall be without adjudication of guilt, shall eliminate any civil admission of guilt, and is not a conviction.
Upon discharge of the defendant and dismissal of the charge against the defendant
under this section, the defendant may apply for expungement not less than one year following discharge.
Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements?
State criminal records of arrests not leading to conviction be sealed, including expunged, erased, or purged.
Arrests not leading to conviction are expunged upon application, unless a conviction was not obtained because of bail forfeiture, self-imposed absence from the jurisdiction, or physical or mental disorder. A one-year waiting period is required in cases wherein a plea of guilty or nolo contendere is deferred.
Juvenile arrests may also be expunged if dismissed with prejudice, not referred to the prosecuting attorney, or if the person arrested was not adjudicated responsible.
What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed
The expungement is the process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges
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. Upon receipt of expungement certificate, the individual may deny the record of the arrest without penalty.
Any records relating to the arrest of the minor for a specific offense, including fingerprints, arrest records related to the arrest of a first-time non-violent drug offender, Arrests records, photographs and fingerprints of persons charged or arrested but not convicted can be expunged.
No. The records cannot be accessed for general law enforcement or civil use. Expungement is defined by agency policy in which records are segregated and kept confidential, or destroyed.
Are you eligible for a Hawaii Expungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .
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