Written by attorney Vonnie Clay Dones III

Sealing A Conviction or Criminal Record in New York

A new record sealing law was passed in New York on April 16, 2017, allowing eligible applicants to seal up to two convictions for all crimes other than sex offenses and class A and violent felonies, after a 10-year waiting period. The new law takes effect September 17, 2017 under § 160.59 NYCPL.

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To learn more about or to obtain more in-depth information about sealing a criminal record in New York, visit the New York Record Sealing and Learning Center at powered by Vonnie C. Dones III, Esq. by clicking on the link below. For a free online eligibility test to determine if you are eligible to seal your conviction(s) or criminal record in New York, please see the Free Eligibility Test link below.

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