What is the difference between a record sealing and record expungement?
Both a seal or expungement will remove your arrest record from public view. The difference between record sealing and record expungement is what happens to the arrest record itself.
- You were charged with aggravated battery but the charges were dismissed, dropped, or never filed. You can expunge the case.
- You were charged with aggravated battery, but you ended up taking a plea and getting a withhold of adjudication. You can’t seal or expunge this case.