In certain cases, a person arrested for or charged with certain types of criminal offenses may be eligible to seal or expunge the record under New York law.
Being able to seal or expunge the record may hide the booking photo or mug shot, police reports, charging documents, final disposition form and other records from public view.
The rules are often different for adult or juvenile cases. Additionally, eligibility requirements vary widely from state to state.
Use our directory to find an attorney that can help you determine whether you might be eligible to seal or expunge a criminal record in or around New York County, New York.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
NYSACDL is dedicated to creating a strong, well-trained defense bar to protect the rights of the accused while providing support and education to criminal defense lawyers.
Lawyer Referral Service in New York City - The New York City Bar Association ("NYCBA") established a Lawyer Referral Service ("LRS") in 1946. For more than 65 years, the LRS has helped individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney throughout the five boroughs of New York City.The NYCBA LRS is the oldest lawyer referral program in the State of New York. In exchange for a $35 consultation fee, you are entitled to a 30 minute consultation to discuss your case with a local attorney. The fee is waived for personal injury, medical malpractice, state workers' compensation or a Social Security Disability case.