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My son was selling oxycontin to support his own habit, he was arrested and went to court in Philadelphia where he received probation (first offense) but understands that he was convicted of a felony. It has been four years and he has undergone extensive rehab and has not touched drugs for 4 years. Is it possible to get his record expunged since it seems impossible for him to find a decent job when a criminal background check is done. Thank you!
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Unfortunately, a conviction can't be expunged unless the offender is deceased or 70 years old. Only non-convictions can be expunged. The only way he would have of getting his record cleared would be by a pardon from the governor. Pardons are extremely hard to get.

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