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Early sealing of ACOD

Smithtown, NY |

Hello,
I applied for an early sealing of the ACOD which was offered in the court during early March and it was accepted by the judge today. Can you plz let me know when the case will be removed from my file so that it will not appear in the Background check done by companies???
Do i need to check with the court clerk regarding this??

Thanks.

Attorney Answers 4


  1. The record is sealed when the judge dismisses the case.

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  2. At the end of the ACD period.


  3. The ACD period, if diminished, must still be satisfied before the dismissal and thereupon the sealing.

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  4. Once the judge granted your motion the case should be dismissed. To ensure that happened go to the clerks office & obtain a certificate of disposition

    The advice I have given does not bind the parties in any manner and is merely given as a courtesy.