The Pennsylvania Expungement statute has been changed again. Under the new statute if you have been convicted of any crime under 18 Pa.C.S. § 6308 involving alcohol transportation, purchase, and consumption, you may be able to get an expungement immediately without the 5 year waiting period associated with a summary expungement.
In most townships in Pennsylvania, illegal alcohol cases are disposed of through a Magisterial District Judge assigning some type of task to the defendant. Once the defendant has completed the task, the Judge drops the charges.
Under the old expungment law, you would have to wait five years to have that summary expunged. Now you can have the arrest expungemed immediately if you meet all of the criteria under PA's new expungement law. See 18 Pa.C.S. § 9122.
Labels: 18 Pa.C.S. § 6308, 18 Pa.C.S. § 9122, alcohol, expungement