Records/Record Expungement

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In this Classroom you will learn about the steps you can take in South Carolina to file an expungement.

Start by watching our Clark video below that overviews the expungement process.

Will there be a hearing?

Yes, there will be a hearing.

The hearing will last approximately 10-15 minutes. It takes place in front of a pardon board. The board consists of seven individuals appointed by the Governor. Only 5 out of 7 board members have to agree to give you a pardon. The deicion is rendered within minutes after the hearing. 

What is a Pardon?

A pardon is the state’s forgiveness for your criminal record. This means that you are fully forgiven for your convictions. A pardon will relieve you from the collateral consequences of your record.

However, it is important to note that pardoned charges will still appear on your criminal record.


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