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If you were convicted of a crime in Iowa, you cannot expunge the conviction from your criminal record, unless the conviction was for public intoxication. However, you may be able to expunge offenses from your criminal record if the court gave you a deferred judgment---i.e., you were placed on probation for a period of time and required to perform certain conditions. After you successfully complete the terms of your probation, you can petition the court for expungement of your record. In cases of arrest where the charges are dropped or you are acquitted at trial, you may also petition for expungement.