Re: Can a federal charge be expunged????
Louisiana Rev. Stat. Ann. 44:9
A.(1) Any person who has been arrested for the violation of an ordinance or for violation of a misdemeanor may make a motion for expungement of the arrest record, under either of the following conditions:
(a) The time limitation for the institution of prosecution on the offense has expired, and no prosecution has been instituted; or (b) If prosecution has been instituted, and such proceedings have been finally disposed of by dismissal, sustaining of a motion to quash, or acquittal.
B. (1) Any person who has been arrested for the violation of a felony offense may make a written motion for the expungement of the arrest record if:
(a) The district attorney declines to prosecute, or the prosecution has been instituted, and such proceedings have been finally disposed of by acquittal, dismissal, or sustaining a motion to quash; and (b) The record of arrest and prosecution for the offense is without substantial probative value as a prior act for any subsequent prosecution.
C. (1) Any person who has been arrested for the violation of a state statute which is classified as a felony may make a written motion for expungement of the arrest record if the time limitation for the institution of prosecution on the offense has expired, and no prosecution has been instituted. E. (1)(a) No court shall order the destruction of any record of the arrest and prosecution of any person convicted of a felony. (b) After a contradictory hearing with the district attorney and the arresting law enforcement agency, the court may order expungement of the record of a felony conviction dismissed. Upon the entry of such an order of expungement, all rights which were lost or suspended by virtue of the conviction shall be restored to the person against whom the conviction has been entered, and such person shall be treated in all respects as not having been arrested or convicted.
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