expunction

noun
ex·punc·tion | \ik-ˈspəŋ(k)-shən \

Definition of expunction 

: the act of expunging : the state of being expunged : erasure

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The event will also offer help with legal matters, including expunction of criminal records, immigration, child support and landlord/tenant concerns. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Harris DA to host Make it Right event to resolve open misdemeanor warrants," 13 July 2018 Now, Amato is seeking to have all records of the case destroyed; an expunction hearing is set for next month. Brian Chasnoff, San Antonio Express-News, "Prominent S.A. businesswoman with ties to Spurs, LaHood had DWI charge dismissed by DA office," 11 May 2018 Amato’s attorney for the pending expunction is Rolando Ramos of Ramos & Del Cueto PLLC, where LaHood worked as a defense lawyer before he was elected district attorney. Brian Chasnoff, San Antonio Express-News, "Prominent S.A. businesswoman with ties to Spurs, LaHood had DWI charge dismissed by DA office," 11 May 2018 Currently, a person can petition for expunction if the charges were dropped or dismissed. By Steve Contorno, miamiherald, "If governor signs, 2.7 million criminal records vanish from public view," 5 May 2017 Under that scenario, there would be almost no need for expunction though some people may still seek the formal removal of the charges from their record. By Steve Contorno, miamiherald, "If governor signs, 2.7 million criminal records vanish from public view," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of expunction

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for expunction

Latin expungere

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expunction

noun
ex·punc·tion | \ik-ˈspəŋk-shən \

Legal Definition of expunction 

: the act of expunging : the state of being expunged

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