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can the criminal record for shoplifting been expunged tota

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can the criminal record for shoplifting been expunged totally?

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Until perhaps today, in the state of Pennsylvania you can only expunge your record if you were not convicted. It appears that today Senate Bill 391 was passed to allow individuals who have misdemeanors in the second or third degree (which can apply to shoplifting) to apply to have their criminal records expunged if they have not reoffended in seven years for second degree misdemeanors or ten years for third degree misdemeanors.

You might have to wait until the law goes into effect before actually applying. I believe the governor still has to sign the bill.

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