Expunge

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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.

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Over half the States have enacted one or more statutes that may be classified as expunction provisions....
meaning of expunction varies by state, a generally consistent trend is
case of expunction into an action "demanded as a matter of
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In the second kind of expunction, criminals can be convicted but
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