Greenville, SC asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: I have a fraudulent check arrest record from over 20 years ago. How can I request that it be removed/expunged?

What documents are needed? Must they be filed in person? Is a lawyer required to assist in this process? The check was less than $50 and was paid for at the law enforcement agency when processed.

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Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: It depends on what the actual charge was, if you have had anything expunged in the past, what if any record you have from the three years after the conviction, etc. You can either contact the clerk of court and ask to speak to someone in expungements or call a local criminal defense attorney.

This is something you could do on your own, but many prefer to let an attorney handle it rather than learning the process themselves.

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Summerville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: The process for getting an expungement can be confusing but if that is the only charge that you have on your record i would recommend contacting the solicitor's office in the county where you were charged and they will be able to process the expungement with a certified copy of the disposition of the charge and the applicable fees. If you have anything else on your record it might be a good idea to contact an attorney for help.

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