Sealing a Criminal Record

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Having a criminal record can be problematic in life, especially when it comes to applying for new employment opportunities, applying for loans, or maintain proper housing. The state of New York does not offer expungement or removal of criminal records, but you may be eligible to have your criminal record sealed.

Sealing a criminal record does not remove or erase an existing criminal record. When a criminal record is sealed, any material used in your conviction will be destroyed including, DNA samples, mug shots, and fingerprints.


Sealing a criminal record in New York is your best option at a fresh start. Schedule a case review to get started now!


Am I eligible to seal my record?

Unfortunately, not all criminal convictions are eligible for record sealing. You will not be eligible to have your record sealed if you have been convicted of a class A felony, registered as a sex offender, or been convicted of particularly violent felonies. You will be considered for eligibility if; 10 years or more have passed since your sentencing.

Eligibility may be considered if any of the following apply to your case:

  • Did you complete a court-ordered drug program as part of the sentence in your case?
  • Were you sentenced to the shock incarceration program?
  • Did you participate in a Drug Court program?
  • Did you participate in the Judicial Diversion program?

Laurence A. Silverman & Associates Can Help

Call our Long Island criminal defense team to find out if you are eligible for this special treatment under the New York State Criminal Procedure Law. When you call, be prepared to tell us the crime you were convicted of, the approximate date of the conviction, the type of sentence you were given, and the type of drug program you completed. We can immediately begin working to bring your case in front of a Judge. We can handle your case in any county, town, or village in the entire state of New York. Our staff is waiting to hear from you to begin freeing you from your past!


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