Do you want to wipe your criminal record clean? If you’re a first-time offender, there’s an option out there for you: expungement. But first, what is an expungement? An expungement allows the court to erase the legal record of an arrest or criminal conviction. For the most part, no arrest record will appear if an employer, university, landlord or other party conducts a public records inspection or background search.
Expungement is a veritable option for many first-time offenders. But in the State of South Carolina, it depends on the degree of your crime. You may be eligible for an expungement if: