In certain cases, a person arrested for or charged with certain types of criminal offenses may be eligible to seal or expunge the record under District of Columbia law.
Being able to seal or expunge the record may hide the booking photo or mug shot, police reports, charging documents, final disposition form and other records from public view.
The rules are often different for adult or juvenile cases. Additionally, eligibility requirements vary widely from state to state.
Use our directory to find an attorney that can help you determine whether you might be eligible to seal or expunge a criminal record in or around District of Columbia.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia - The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that helps individuals and businesses find a local attorney in Washington D.C. In fact, the BADC sponsors the only Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia. The LRS charges a nominal referral fee of $39.95. Call 202-296-7845 to talk with the Legal Advice Line staff and receive the referral to a local attorney with experience in the needed area of concentration.