I was convicted of misdemeanor weapons possession in Watertown, NY in 2011. This was the result of a plea bargain. Am i able to get this expunged
No. New York does not expunge or seal convictions.
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No, you cannot get it expunged. If this conviction is keeping you from getting certifications or city/state work, you could apply for a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disabilities. This is granted by a Judge and essentially means that the conviction shouldn't be held against you.
No. There is no legal mechanism to get convictions expunged in NY, regardless of how long you stay out of trouble.
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