State law governs the process of clearing, sealing or expunging a criminal record. These laws can be complex and many times are dependent by type of offense. If a person is eligible for record clearing and files a petition with the court, filing fees are usually required. NCSL’s Criminal Records and Reentry State Law Charts provide statutory citations and concise information on state laws related to record clearing and reentry.
Please Note: The National Conference of State Legislatures is an organization serving state legislators and their staffs. This site provides general comparative information only and should not be relied upon or construed as legal advice. NCSL cannot provide assistance with individual cases. As such, the chart may be an underestimate of the total cost to seek record clearing for criminal convictions.