Brandon R. Reish, Esq.
31 N. 7th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Monroe County Expungements
Attornery Reish has years of experience preparing and filing expungement petitions for criminal and juvenile matters in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
If you completed the ARD Program in Monroe County, a petition to expunge must be filed before criminal arrest information and court records are expunged. It typically takes from one month to one and a half months to receive an Order of Expungement. However, it will take additional time for the court records to be removed from the Courthouse and from the database at the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, and it takes additional time for the Pennsylvnia State Police to remove the arrest record from its database. In DUI cases, PennDOT will maintain a record for an "ARD - DUI Violation" for ten years on a person's driver's history record. Attorney Reish will handle ARD Expungement cases through the Court of Common Pleas for a flat fee of $250.00 plus any applicable filing fees. However, other types of expungement cases have a different fee, as discussed below.
Expungements and Record Sealing
For expungements of cases that did not go through the ARD Program, there are significant differences. Sometimes cases are dismissed in their entirety; in other cases, a plea of guilty to a summary offense may have been entered. Even where a guilty plea was entered, if there is a time of arrest free behavior, expungement may be requested.
For certain guilty pleas in misdemeanor offenses, the convictions can be sealed under the limited access law so that employers and certain other individuals will not be able to view the records, even though they are not technically expunged. This is a benefit to people who may have entered a plea to misdemeanor offense, but then otherwise lead a law abiding life.
For those people who are not eligible for expungement or restrictive access, there is still a pardon process that can be applied for and if granted, an expungement can follow.