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I was convicted of attempted robbery in 2nd in 2000. I have kept out of trouble since got 5 yrs probation never did state time.

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How can I clean my record

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Unfortunately, there is no sealing or expungement statute available. There is hope in the near future.

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There is no way to "clean" or "clear" your record in NY. Records are permanent. There is talk of legislation to allow for expungement under limited circumstances, but it is a long way away from becoming law -- if it ever does.

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Criminal convictions cannot be sealed or expunged in NYS.

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You can only petition to have it sealed from potential employers or schools. You probably won't become a cop because they can still see it.

Hire a lawyer to protect your legal rights. Good Luck.

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You can only petition if the case ended in your favor. NY CPL 160.50. It doesn't work for convictons unfortunately. However you may have grounds to vacate the conviction under 440 of NY CPL. Talk to a lawyer to discuss grounds for such filing.

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Unfortunately, New York is not one of the states that allows expungement at the present time. A record here is a permanent record.

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