I do not have good news for you, and I would ask you in advance please not to shoot the messenger. The Pennsylvania expungement
laws are among the most restrictive in the entire country.
Pennsylvania will expunge a summary offense, but that is the only kind of conviction it will remove. To expunge anything else -- even a misdemeanor
-- it requires that you be at least 70 years old without any sort of trouble in the 10 years before you apply, or that you be dead for three years (I am being perfectly serious) before you can be eligible. You can see the expungement law of your state here.
Otherwise, the only other remedy that the state provides in a situation like this is a gubernatorial pardon. Pardons are only rarely granted, but you could apply for one yourself without a lawyer. Here
is a sample of the application for a pardon in Pennsylvania. But the Board of Pardons asks its applicants to contact them directly for forms. You can find their contact number here
There are lawyers who specialize in Pardons, Expungements and the Restoration of Civil Rights. You can search for one on a legal referral site such as Martindale.com
. You would look under Criminal Lawyers, then Pardons, and you can search by state as well. Martindale has many lawyers who are rated by other peers and clients, and many find that useful.. You could also call the Pennsylvania State Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service.
The Bar charges a referral fee of around $50 but it includes a half hour free consultation with the attorney.
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this, unfortunately is the law of your stae, and much as I'd like to, I can't make change it for you.