It depends on the disposition. If it was dismissed its eligible for expungement immediately, if you were convicted you will need to wait 15 years to get it expunged
Costs can vary depending on an individual's case. It's best for you to first contact a criminal defense/expungement attorney to see if you even qualify for an expungement.
If you are in fact eligible you should be able to find a reasonably priced attorney. The forms are relatively straight forward and not that time consuming for someone with experience in handling this issue.
Every attorney sets their own fees. In general, a probation before judgment can be expunged after three years (except for DUI's) or sooner for good cause, a stet can be expunged after three years, a nolle prossequi or acquittal can be expunged immediately, and certain convictions can be expunged after a waiting period. In order to get your record expunged, all charges must be eligible.
The forms are online. In some cases, a General Waiver and Release is required. Contact an attorney to discuss your situation.
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