Brandon R. Reish, Esq.

31 N. 7th Street

Stroudsburg, PA   18360

(570) 421-2300

Monroe County Expungements

Attornery Reish regularly prepares and files expungement petitions for criminal and juvenile matters in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

ARD Expungement

If you completed the ARD Program in Monroe County, having your criminal record expunged will require the filing of a Petition at the end of your ARD case.  It typically takes anywhere from one month to one and a half months after the Petition is submitted to receive an Order, but it can be sooner.  However, it will take additional time for the court records to be removed from the Courthouse and from the central 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 an "ARD - DUI Violation" record for ten years on a person's driver's history record.  Attorney Reish handles ARD Expungement cases through the Court of Common Pleas for a flat fee of $210.00 plus any applicable filing fees.  However, other types of expungement cases have a different fee, as discussed below.

Expungements and Record Sealing

For expungements in 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 entered and then an otherwise law abiding life may have occurred.  In these cases, an expungement can be requested and is ordinarily granted.

For certain guilty pleas in misdemeanor offenses, have become eligible to be sealed under limited access 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.

Monroe County Courthouse, photo by Brandon R. Reish

Monroe County Courthouse, photo by Brandon R. Reish