Are Convictions eligible to be restricted?

A very narrow class of convictions may be restricted. We call these offenses Youthful Offender convictions. For arrests occurring after July 1st2013 certain misdemeanor convictions that occurred before turning twenty-one (21) may be eligible for restriction. One requirement is that after your conviction you have not been charged with any other crime, (excluding minor traffic offenses) for five (5) years before the record may be restricted.

The following convictions do not qualify as a Youth Offender conviction:

  • Serious Traffic Offenses including:
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Fleeing/Attempting to Elude
  • Serious Injury by Vehicle
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Theft (excluding Shoplifting)
  • Child Molestation
  • Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes
  • Pimping
  • Keeping a Place of Prostitution
  • Pandering by Compulsion
  • Masturbation for Hire
  • Giving Massages in a Place used for Lewd Sexual Acts
  • Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Assault by Persons with Supervisory or Disciplinary Authority
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Electronically Furnishing Obscene Material to Minors
  • Obscene Telephone Contact with a Minor
  • Computer Pornography

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1. What is record restriction or expungement?
2. Are all arrests on my criminal history subject to restriction?
3. Are Convictions eligible to be restricted?
4. May I have my entire criminal history restricted?
5. If I can’t remember what happened in my case, may I still apply for restriction?
6. Can my record be restricted if I pled guilty Under the Conditional Discharge Act?
7. Can I have my record restricted if I completed a drug court, mental health court or veterans court program?
8. Can I have my record restricted if the case was dismissed after I completed a pretrial intervention (PTI) or pretrial diversion program (PTD)?
9. Can I have my record restricted if the case was placed on the Dead Docket but the case has yet to be dismissed?
10. Do I need an attorney to apply for restriction?
11. Is there a fee associated with the Record Restriction Summit?