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Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.

Ann DelCollo

Ann DelCollo

Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.

David Strenfel

David Strenfel

David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.

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Primary Location
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304 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
Secondary Locations

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1515 Market St., #200 Philadelphia, PA 19102
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135 East State St. Kennett Square, PA 19380
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600 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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1489 Baltimore Pike Ste 221 Springfield, PA 19064
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101 Lindenwood Dr, Ste 225 Malvern, PA 19355
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150 N. Radnor Chester Rd Ste. F200, Radnor, PA 19087
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313 West Liberty St., Ste 341 Lancaster, PA 17603
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Expungement

When you've finished your prison term or probation, you've served your time and should be a free man or free woman. You should no longer suffer the consequences of your crime. Unfortunately, after you've served your time, your criminal record will reflect your conviction. Even if you acquitted, records of the proceedings may still exist, and can haunt you for the rest of your life.

There is a process, however, called expungement, sometimes called expunction and often referred to as "record sealing," where, under specific circumstances, most of the records are destroyed and the remaining ones are concealed from the public.

West Chester Expungement Lawyer

A West Chester expungement lawyer can help you through this complicated procedure. Your attorney can advise you, based on your record, whether you are eligible to have your records expunged and help make sure all your ducks are in a row when you proceed.  At Ciccarelli Law Offices, our team of attorneys is ready to help you put the past behind you through record expungement. Call us today at (610) 719-3200 to set up a consultation.

We are based in West Chester, and are able to assist clients with expungement throughout the region, including Chester County, Montgomery County, Lancaster County, Delaware County and Philadelphia. We have offices in Springfield, Malvern, King of Prussia, Kennett Square, Radnor, Philadelphia and Lancaster.


Information on Expungement in West Chester


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Expungement in Pennsylvania Law

When a criminal record is expunged in Pennsylvania, all copies of the record are destroyed, except for one. The one copy is retained and may only be seen by law enforcement. The records will therefore no longer be available for background checks and public information requests. With the internet, it is difficult to completely erase the history of anything, however, there will be no official records that anyone may see.

Many people refer to the practice as "record sealing." Record sealing means that the records still exist, but are not available to the public. There is no record sealing in Pennsylvania.

The law for expungement is in 18 Pa. Cons. Stats. § 9122. The law allows for you to have your records relating to an offense or arrest expunged under the following conditions:

  • You were not convicted and receive a court order for expunction;
  • You were arrested and, 18 months later, there is no action pending against you;
  • The conviction was for minor in possession, and you are now 21 or older and have served all parts of the resulting sentence;
  • The conviction was for a summary offense, and you have not been arrested or faced charges for five years; or
  • You are 70 or older and it has been 10 years since you completed your sentence.

You may also seek to expunge the records of a loved one after he or she has been dead for three years.

Some offenses may never be expunged, even after you are 70. A conviction for any of the following offenses may not be expunged if the victim was a child:

  • Rape
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Promoting Prostitution
  • Child pornography-related offenses

You may also seek to have DNA evidence expunged and removed from the state's DNA database if your conviction was overturned or reversed under 44 Pa. Cons. Stats. § 2321.


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Juvenile Records That May Be Expunged

You may seek to have records expunged from juvenile delinquency matters and summary offenses (other than minor in possession of alcohol) committed as a juvenile under certain circumstances, including:

  • You or your child completed an informal adjustment, six months have passed and there is no adjudication pending;
  • You or your child has been discharged from supervision under a consent decree or diversion program, six months have passed and there no adjudication or conviction pending.
  • You or your child are now 18 or older, it has been six months or more since satisfying all terms and conditions of a conviction for a summary offense, you or your child have not been adjudicated as delinquent and have no convictions for any misdemeanors or felonies since and there is no such charge pending;
  • It has been five years since final discharge from disposition and referral, and you or your child have not been adjudicated delinquent or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony; or
  • The district attorney consents to the expungement after considering you or your child's age, history, drug or alcohol issues, current state and whether the expunging the record will affect public safety.

Expungement is not a simple procedure. An attorney can help guide you through.


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Helping You Achieve a Clean Record Through Expunction

If your arrest record or criminal conviction is haunting you, you may be able to expunge the record and seek a new life. A West Chester expungement lawyer at Ciccarelli Law Offices can help you do that. We help people throughout the Greater Philadelphia area with expungement, including in Coatesville, Downingtown and Exton. Call us today at (610) 719-3200 to set up a free consultation.

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