First of all, since this matter occurred in PA, then this is where he would have to deal with this issue. Generally speaking, if there has been a conviction, then one is not allowed to expunge the record unless the conviction is for an alcohol offense (such as transport of an open contained). 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9122
. Furthermore, he can petition at age 70 to expunge, but, that of course is not an immediate solution.
However, it is possible to first get a PARDON from the state, but there is no guarantee. A party in his situation may wish to file for what is known as a pardon
. Essentially, the PA Board of Pardons may pardon his conviction. See here
, and see how to file on the left menu.
Now, there is no right for a pardon - it is at the state's discretion. The good news is that while many are denied, because he was young and it has been some time since the matter and he has kept a clear record, this is a better chance than most.
Once this is done, and if the conviction is pardoned, then he may possibly have it expunged. While it is by no means a sure thing, it is really the only path he currently has. I hope this helps and clarifies. Best of luck.
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