Get Your Kentucky Rap Sheet and Expungement Certification
Criminal Background Check Request Form Form AOC-RU-004
Expungement Certification Process Kentucky Court of Justice
Expungement Certification Request Form Form AOC-RU-009
Kentucky Expungement Statutes
Free Kentucky Self-Help Guides & Instructions
Criminal Record Expungement FAQ’s Legal Aid Network of Kentucky
How to Expunge a Criminal Record in Kentucky eHow Article
How to Get Convictions Expunged in Kentucky eHow Article
When Can You Expunge a Misdemeanor in Kentucky? eHow Article
How Can I Get a Felony Conviction Expunged in Kentucky? Blurt It Article
Free Statewide Forms & Instructions
Order Voiding Conviction and Sealing Records Form AOC 334
Expungement Order Form AOC 496
Free County Forms & Instructions
Jefferson County Expungements and Information Processing
Warren County Expungement Procedures
Kentucky Expungements in a Nutshell
Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, Kentucky requires every petition for expungement to include a certificate of eligibility. If you want your criminal records (charges/cases) expunged, you must complete the Expungement Certification Process to determine if you are eligible for expungement.
Charges that did not result in a conviction can be expunged from your record with only a few restrictions. This type of action can apply to a felony or a misdemeanor providing you are not subject to future prosecution for the crime. This means that all cases which resulted in a “not guilty” verdict may be expunged. If the charge was dismissed “with prejudice” (meaning that the prosecution cannot reinstate the action) the charge is eligible for expungement. If the original statute of limitations has run out (for misdemeanors one year from the date of alleged occurrence) there can be an expungement.
Sixty days must pass from the date of acquittal or dismissal with prejudice before a motion for expungement can be filed. No charges can be pending at the time of the expungement. The dismissal cannot be in exchange for a plea to another charge. There is no fee for the expungement of dismissed or acquitted charges.
A petition or motion must be filed requesting the desired relief. A copy of the record must be attached and the petition will be set before the judge that presided over the case originally. If the motion is granted, an Expungement Order will be issued. You should submit a Criminal Background Check Request Form 90 days later to confirm that your Kentucky criminal record was officially expunged.
Other Free Kentucky Legal Resources
Restoration of Civil Rights and Firearm Privileges in Kentucky Margaret Colgate Love, NACDL Restoration of Rights Resource Project, November 2015
Kentucky Pardon Information Pardon 411
Kentucky Reentry is made up of reentry task forces or councils throughout the state of Kentucky. The reentry groups do not provide services for ex-offenders, nor do they have reentry programs. They are made up of individuals and organizations networking together to share information and improve the reentry process. The members may be organizations and/or individuals that provide services and/or have interests in helping. Each group is focused toward ex-offenders coming back to their areas, the issues involved, and making their community safer.
Kentucky Legal Aid
Serving Western Kentucky since 1977. The mission of Kentucky Legal Aid is to assist and enable low income families, elderly, disabled and other vulnerable individuals in South Central and Western Kentucky to resolve legal problems that are barriers to self sufficiency, and to provide these individuals an opportunity for an improved quality of life.
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