Unfortunately, there is no sealing or expungement statute available. There is hope in the near future.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)
I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a substitution for a meeting whereas all potential legal issues can be discussed.
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.
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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Unfortunately, New York is not one of the states that allows expungement at the present time. A record here is a permanent record.