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Expunge

To destroy; blot out; obliterate; erase; efface designedly; strike out wholly. The act of physically destroying information—including criminal records—in files, computers, or other depositories.

expunge

verb abrade, annul, black out, blot out, cannel, cause to disappear, censor, cross off, cross out, delere, delete, destroy, dispose of, do away with, edit out, efface, eradicate, erase, excise, extinguish, extirpate, inducere, leave no trace, nullify, obliterate, oblitterare, put an end to, quash, quell, raze, remove, remove all sign of, remove all trace of, render illegible, rub out, scratch out, strike out, take out, wipe away, wipe off, wipe out
Associated concepts: expunge the record
See also: annul, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, delete, destroy, edit, efface, eliminate, eradicate, excise, expurgate, extinguish, obliterate, redact, remove, revoke
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Other state courts have described the purpose for providing expungement in similar terms.
25 million compensation bill and then signed a waiver to allow Crotzer to work part-time at the Department of Juvenile Justice telling young people his story as a warning that one bad mistake can ruin your life--recommended a full pardon and expungement of Crotzer's record.
The Criminal Identification Act, 20 ILCS 2630/5, authorizes eligible persons to petition for the expungement of their criminal records.
114) The trial court granted the State's motion to dismiss the petition on grounds that the expungement statute was unconstitutional.
Richard Ketchum, FINRA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "This rule will prohibit firms and reps from conditioning settlements on a customer's agreement not to oppose expungement, thus protecting the integrity of the CRD system and disclosure of material information to investors.
evidence (DNA or non-DNA), expungement status (whether there is any evidence of the wrongful conviction on record), the procedural posture of the exoneration (e.
Expungement Still Granted in Roughly Nine out of 10 Cases Where It is Sought; Independent National Review by FINRA of Expungement Requests Urged.
Given that adult criminality is often predicated upon juvenile delinquency, it follows that criminals have the most to gain, and that society the most to lose, from any expungement scheme that allows individuals to start with a "clean slate" - or, more appropriately, a cleaned slate - upon reaching majority.
He has also handled various Form U5 expungement and promissory note cases before FINRA.
County of Sacramento,(42) a California appellate court upheld a State law provision that barred anyone convicted of a felony from employment as a peace officer, despite the expungement and setting aside of that prior conviction.
He oversees the University of Pennsylvania Law School's Criminal Record Expungement Project legal clinic while supervising pro bono legal staff and law student volunteers in helping people clear their criminal and/or arrest records.
will also hold a free expungement information and resource session during the job and resource fair.