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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: 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

    By:
    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

    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
  • Criminal Law

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Employment Rights

    Fact sheet from the Youth Justice Project discussing the impact of juvenile and criminal records on employment. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Youth Justice Project
  • Employment with Criminal Record

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia relating to your employment rights and not being rejected for a job based upon a criminal record. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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
  • Every Door Closed: Barriers Facing Parents With Criminal Records

    This set of 8 two-page fact sheets, a joint project of Community Legal Services, Inc., of Philadelphia and the Center for Law and Social Policy, details the scope of the challenges faced by families where a parent returns from prison. [PDF format] Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services and Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Expungement Guide - York County

    Legal information about the law and the expungement process in York County designed to help individuals interested in the expungement of criminal records address their own legal needs. Content Detail

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    York County
  • Expungement of Juvenile Records

    Expungement is a legal process by which your juvenile record is erased and no one can see it. This brochure from Kid's Voice provides information on the process. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Kid's Voice
  • Expungement Procedures in Beaver County

    Information on expunging your criminal record in the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County. Content Detail

    By:
    Beaver County Law Library
  • Expungements

    Fact sheet from the Youth Justice Project providing information on the expungement (removal) of juvenile records and certain adult criminal records. Content Detail

    By:
    Youth Justice Project
  • Expungements - Allegheny County

    Information on expungements of criminal records from the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Criminal Division. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
  • 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.