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  • Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record

    Information on the sealing and expungement of prior criminal records that may be interfering with your ability to find work and live your life. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Clean Slate Review

    Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Law permits many criminal cases in Pennsylvania to be sealed – taken out of public view - so they cannot be used by employers, landlords and others. Use this form to submit your information for review by a volunteer attorney to see if you qualify to have your criminal record sealed under the Clean Slate Law. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Get a Clean Slate in Pennsylvania!

    This website, MyCleanSlatePA.com provides comprehensive information on Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Law that provides for automated sealing of certain criminal records. Information is also provided on how to obtain legal help in dealing with your criminal record. Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Clean Slate: Frequently Asked Questions about Clean Slate

    Clean Slate is a new Pennsylvania law that expands criminal record sealing to include more types of offenses and which creates an automated computer process to seal arrests that did not result in convictions. Here is more information on the Clean Slate legislation and process. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Clean Slate Video Tutorial - Finding & Reading Your Public Record (Video)

    Clean Slate is a new law in Pennsylvania that automatically seals old and minor criminal records. This video tutorial goes over how to find your public record on the court websites, how to read your record to see whether you may be eligible for Clean Slate, and how to make sure your record is ready for sealing. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Sealed Criminal Records - What Does "Sealed" Mean?

    Explanation of sealing criminal records and what the effect of sealing of a record has on you in the future. Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Clean Slate and Immigration

    Information on the effect of the Clean Slate Law, allowing the automatic sealing of certain criminal records, on the immigration process. Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Clearing Your Criminal Record - A Guide to Obtaining an Expungement in Allegheny County

    Guide to expunging state criminal charges that arose in Allegheny County. Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Getting Your Adult Criminal Record Expunged

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on how to get an adult criminal record expunged in Pennsylvania, with specific directions for Allegheny County. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • How to Remove Barriers to Employment

    Booklet from North Penn Legal Services explaining what you need to know about Expungements, Limited Access (Record Sealing), Pardons and overcoming barriers to employment when you have a criminal record. Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Forms - Pennsylvania Courts

    Listing of forms available for use by the public in Pennsylvania Courts. Content Detail

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Q & A on the Pennsylvania Pardon Process (Video)

    Video Questions & Answers on the Pardon Process from Penn Law School featuring Attorney Janet Ginzberg of Community Legal Services. Content Detail

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    Penn Law School
  • Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record - Southeastern Pennsylvania

    Flyer from Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania discussing options for clearing your criminal record. This outlines tools which may be available help with an old criminal record that is interfering with your ability to find work. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Erasing Your Criminal Record: How to Get a Pardon in Pennsylvania

    A pardon is an act by the Governor of Pennsylvania that erases a conviction from your criminal record. It is generally the only way that felony and misdemeanor convictions can be eliminated. This guide from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia tells you how to get a pardon in Pennsylvania. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Expungements and Pardons

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services about how to expunge a criminal record and how to get a pardon. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.