Police and court records; expungement, acquittals. (HB441)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expungement of police and court records; acquittals. Provides that a court that enters a judgment acquitting a person of a criminal charge shall, upon the motion of the person acquitted of such charge, enter an order requiring the expungement of the police and court records relating to the charge. Currently, such a person may file a separate petition for the expungement of such records; however, except in certain cases involving misdemeanor charges, the person is not entitled to an order of expungement, and the court hearing the petition must find that the continued existence and possible dissemination of such records causes or may cause circumstances that constitute a manifest injustice to such person before such an order will be entered. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100067D
01/06/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice