I was charged with a class C misdemeanor for shoplifting last july. I completed deferred disposition and the case was dismissed. (there was no arrest) I am now wanting to expunge my record. From the information I have read I believe that I am eligible, but I am wondering if I have to wait a certain amount of time before I can expunge this or can I do this immediately. Also, is a lawyer required? Or can I simply purchase something online to expunge my record. I have visited various websites that allow you to purchase an expungement kit for around $200 that will acomplish this for you. If a lawyer is required what steps exactly do you have to go through to succesfully expunge a shoplifting charge. THANKS in advance for any help!