In certain situations, you may be able to have your New York arrest record expunged, meaning that the records are destroyed, and made unavailable for public access. You may be able to have other records sealed so that they are not available. Sealed records may be used in later criminal proceedings or in applications for certain licenses and employment. If eligible, you can petition the court, and the records and samples will be destroyed if expungement is granted.
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