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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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Kaushik used Abby's phone to speak with the law professor, who explained that Kaushik was ineligible for expungement and suggested that he apply for a certificate of rehabilitation.
Amy Myrick, Facing Your Criminal Record: Expungement and the Collateral Problem of Wrongfully Represented Self, 47 Law & Soc'y Rev.
187) The rules for the expungement of juvenile offenses vary between
The Ivy Tech expungement team, which includes criminal justice graduates who are volunteering their time, outlined and explained the state law and eligibility requirements.
In response to concerns about this trend, the SEC recently approved FINRA Rule 2081, which prohibits firms and registered reps from conditioning settlement of a customer dispute on--or otherwise compensating a customer for--the customer's agreement to expungement.
For mid-May 2009 through the end of 2011, expungement relief was granted in nearly every instance: 96.
The Founding Fellow is Susan Antilla, a New York-based investigative journalist and author whose reporting last summer on the sanitising of stock brokers' regulatory records led to an overhaul of FINRA's expungement policies.
override section 788(c)'s expungement provisions in criminal cases.
The lawsuit, seeking at least $1 million in damages, said Martinez "sustained substantial injuries, including, but not limited to past and future mental anguish, injuries to his name and reputation in the community, expenses incurred for his criminal defense, posting of bond and for expungement, lost wages and loss of earning capacity"
Or, they present a very hokey-looking document that shows a court expungement proceeding took place, or some bogus satisfaction of a prior criminal act.