Hello again and thank you for the information, although I don't see where you provided me with the information related to what the crimes actually were. That is important because NH has a very convoluted and complex process for annulment of a criminal record
(which is the same as an expungement
But to answer the initial question. The waiting period for a Class B felony is 5 years and a Class A felony is 10 years. Under the law, when a petitioner seeks to have more than one offense annulled, they must wait for the longest period and apply for both at the same time. So, that would mean a wait of 10 years.
To complicate things further though there are some offenses that absolutely cannot be expunged/annulled in NH. Those are: "...any violent
crime, of any crime of obstruction of justice
, or of any offense for which the petitioner was sentenced to an extended term of imprisonment..."
In addition, annulments are not automatic, meaning a court
must approve them after the reviewing the petition, record and any input from the State. So, if someone were going to petition for this, they definitely want to hire a local criminal
law attorney who handles post-conviction issues.
You can see the statute that applies by going to: http://nhrsa.org/law/651-5-annulment-of-criminal-records/
There is also a synopsis of the law at: http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/criminal-defense/criminal-records-expungement/new-hampshire.htm
Please let me know if you have any related follow up questions. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.