Summary Convictions can be expunged five (5) years after the conviction as long as all fines have been paid-in-full, and there has been no arrests or prosecutions within the five (5) years after the Summary Conviction.

Expungements are not by right, but are a privilege based on a balancing test.

In general an individual can get their criminal record expunged once he or she reaches 70 years of age and has been free of arrest or prosecution for ten years following final release from confinement or supervision, or has been dead for three years.

Usually after completion of ARD an individual can petition the court to expunge their record, which also depends on what charge or charges one has while on ARD.  Some counties automatically expunge criminal records after completion of ARD.

PennDOT will automatically expunge ARD records after 10 years providing a person's operating privileges were not revoked as a habitual offender and/or the person was not a commercial driver at the time of the violation.


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