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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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Since 2006, Expungement Assistance Services (EAS) Technologies' mission has been to offer expungement and clemency opportunities to the millions of people with criminal records who seek an inexpensive and effective means to change their past in order to control their future.
18e (2002) (providing for expungement of juvenile criminal records for one-time offenders lacking felony convictions); H.
However, once every six to eight months would be ideal, as expungements are granted regularly.
Specifically, the PIABA report recommends the following: "FINRA needs to propose a rule change with respect to respondents and their counsel bargaining for in settlement negotiations or conditioning a settlement upon an investor's agreement to not oppose expungement or an agreement to expungement.
We attempt to explain some of the results by offering a brief overview of current expungement laws and procedures in the four subject states.