In Pennsylvania summary convictions are low level offenses. In fact, pursuant to Pennsylvania law, employers and agencies are not supposed to consider summary convictions for employment purposes. Frequently charged summary offenses include:

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Public Drunkenness

  • Harassment

  • Retail Theft (first offense w/ low value)

  • Trespass

Unfortunately, many people viewing criminal histories do not know the law, understand how criminal offenses are graded, or know how to examine a criminal history. Accordingly, it is important to have any criminal history expunged whenever eligible.

Experienced Pennsylvania Expungement Lawyers

Thank you for visiting Lampman Law. If you think that a summary conviction or past arrest record is keeping you from gaining your desired employment of from reaching your full potential, please call Lampman Law at 570-371-3737 to personally discuss your eligibility for an expungement with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

This article discussed expungement eligibility for summary offenses for adult and minor offenders. If you have any questions after reading this or if you want to move forward with filing an expungement petition, please call us.

Expunging PA Summary Convictions – Adult Conviction

Adult summary convictions are eligible for expungement provided the petitioner has been free of arrest or prosecution for five (5) years following the conviction for that offense.

Expunging Summary Convictions for a Minor

A person who is convicted for violating a summary offense when they were under 18 years old is eligible for conviction provided:

  • Six (6) months have passed since they satisfied all the terms of the sentence; and,

  • Since satisfying all terms of the sentence, the individual has not been convicted of a felony, misdemeanor or adjudicated delinquent and no proceeding is pending to seek such conviction and adjudication.

The Value of an Expungement

A clean record is priceless. Here are some examples of how an expungement, limited access order, or pardon can remove barriers concerning:

  • Employment

  • Education

  • Housing

  • Firearm Ownership

  • Volunteering for certain Youth Activities

  • Voting (depending where you live)

  • Adoption or Forster Parents (depending where you live)

  • Expungements and Limited Access Orders also remove public access to all docket sheet and conviction data on Pennsylvania’s UJS Web Portal

Call Now to Speak with an Experienced Pennsylvania Expungement Lawyer

Thanks again for visiting Lampman Law. Please call us at 570-371-3737 if you would like to discuss expunging a record. The call is free of charge and without pressure. We hope to hear from you today. 

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