Does Expungement Mean To Destroy ?????

Presented to:
The Southern University Law Center / Criminal Law Program
November 10, 2000
By
Judge Donald Johnson
19th Judicial District Court
(used by permission)

Table of Contents
I.
Applicable Laws Regarding Expungements
II.
Definition of Expungement
III.
Purpose of Expungement
IV.
Effect of Expungement
V.
Defendants Who Are Entitled To Make Expungement Requests of an Arrest Record or Conviction
VI.
When a Defendant May Petition the Court for an Expungement of an Arrest Record or Conviction
VII.
Under What Circumstances May a Defendant Petition the Court for an Expungement of an Arrest Record or a Conviction?
VIII.
Arrest and/or Conviction Records that May Not Be Expunged
IX.
Records that May Be Destroyed
X.
Requirement To Petition the Court with an Expungement Request
XI.
Instructions on Filing a Motion of Expungement
XII.
How Each Court System Processes Motions for Expungement
XIII.
Standard Language of Order Granting an Expungement
XIV.
Arresting Agencies
XV.
Time Period Allotted To Process Expungements
XVI.
Research To Obtain Accurate Arrest and/or Conviction Records