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Expungement May Allow You to Clear Your Past Criminal Record

News itemUpdated on May 23, 2019

See our web page about Sealing or Expunging Your Criminal Record in Vermont for information on this topic and how to reach us for help.


Old criminal records prevent many Vermonters from obtaining jobs, housing or educational opportunities.

If you have a past criminal conviction, or a charge that has been dismissed, you may want to figure out whether you can “expunge” your criminal record. Through the expungement process, the State of Vermont allows for specific convictions and dismissed charges to be wiped from your record after a certain amount of time has passed. There are a couple of different sealing or expungement laws, and the requirements are a bit different for each.

Vermont Legal Aid has been hosting expungement events around the state. Here are the next events:

  • Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center, Newport, Vermont, from 1 - 5 p.m. Call 802-424-4701 or email expungement@vtlegalaid.org in advance to make an appointment.
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 1 - 5 p.m. in Lamoille County. Location to be determined. Check back for details.

Learn more

See our web page about Sealing or Expunging Your Criminal Record in Vermont for information on this topic and how to reach us for help.