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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But, in contrast, expunction does not alter the legality of the previous conviction and does not signify that the defendant was innocent of the crime to which he pleaded guilty.
Sometimes the prosecution might agree to expunction or restoration of gun rights after conviction and service of the sentence.
It includes information on topics such as family assaults, drugs, DWIs, weapon charges, sexual offenses, driver's license suspensions, bonds, juvenile law and criminal record expunctions.
As we have seen, the most recurrent examples of scribal intrusion in the texts analysed are instances of deletion, either by cancellation or expunction. These are not "dangerous" for the process of editing, because we are already being told that something is wrong in the text and either the scribe or a possible editor who was supervising his work amends the text.
In the context of criminal records, courts use the terms "expungement" and "expunction" interchangeably to refer to "[t]he removal of a conviction ...
expunction after the fact does not automatically clear a tenant's
Youths who admit to their offenses voluntarily can have their consequences determined by peers and can earn the right to apply for early record expunction. West Eugene and Bethel Teen Courts are programs of the Eugene Recreation Division.
[it] is not negation, but annihilation, expunction" (31).
(4) Expunction from the Board's records of any adverse materials relating to the discriminatory employment practice.
[section] 943.0585(1) (West 1999) ("The court may only order expunction of a criminal history record pertaining to one arrest or one incident of alleged criminal activity ...," but "[t]his section does not confer any right to the expunction of any criminal history record...."); FLA.
The directives also provide that commanders must allow soldiers "a reasonable time to seek expunction of the conviction or pardon" before commanders may initiate adverse action.(70) These directives make it clear that the Army prefers soldiers who can carry firearms; soldiers, even long-time soldiers, with qualifying convictions will be without their livelihood.(71)
(1992), "The expunction of process expertise from British management teaching syllabi: a historical analysis" presented at the 1992 annual meeting of the British Academy of Management, Bradford.