My question involves expungements or pardons for the state of: Pennsylvania
Hello, My first question is, can people file petition for expungement without an attorney? and 2nd:
how to write the reasons in a Motion? can I just state that I'm seeking employment opportunities and need to remove the summary offense from my record to be considered for the positions.
I read on USLegal website that -
"Expungements of records of arrest under Rule 320 are automatic as a matter of law after successful completion of ADR requirements. When the judge orders the dismissal of the charges against the defendant, the judge shall also order the expungement of the defendantís arrest record."
does this apply to my case- a charge of first time summary offense in retail theft category. arrested in Nov 2010, the case is going to be dismissed in Mar 2011. There wasn't any ARD program for me, I completed community service and wonder if I can file the petition for expungment on the day of dismissal? or do I have to wait until 18 months pass?
any info/help is much appreciated!