Expungement May Allow You to Clear Your Past Criminal Record

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News itemUpdated June 26, 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.

Expungement events are popping up around the state, and Vermont Legal Aid is helping. Here are the next events: 

  • No clinics in July, August and September.
  • 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.

Updated: Jun 26, 2019