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State Bureau of Identification: Criminal Record Challenge Process
If you disagree with the information contained in the record, you may contact the State Bureau of Identification in person or by mail to request amendment or correction of the criminal history record. The request shall indicate the particular record involved, the nature of the correction sought and the justification for the amendment or correction.
Free Guides & Forms
How to Remove a Criminal Record in Maine eHow Article
Expunging or Sealing Adult Criminal Records in Maine CriminalDefenseLawyer.com article
Expunging or Sealing a Juvenile Court Record in Maine CriminalDefenseLawyer.com article
Expungement of Criminal Records in Maine FreeLegalAid.com article
Be Aware of the Long-term Consequences of Criminal Activity Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Juvenile Collateral Consequences in the State of Maine Think Before You Plead
Maine Adult Criminal Record Expungements in a Nutshell
In Maine there is no statute permitting the expungement of adult criminal records, though there are some circumstances where certain court records may not be accessible to the general public as non-conviction data.
In Maine, non-conviction data that may not be publicly disseminated by any governmental or law enforcement agency except to certain designated entities may be available if:
- There is no active prosecution or charges pending one year after your arrest.
- Law enforcement has decided not to refer your case to a prosecutor.
- A prosecutor decided not to commence criminal proceedings.
- All criminal proceedings have been postponed indefinitely because of mental incompetency to stand trial.
- Your case was dismissed.
- You were acquitted of all charges except due to a mental disease or defect.
- You received a full pardon or amnesty.
Free Maine Deferred Disposition Guides & Forms
In Maine there are two types of deferred adjudications, which are a “Filing Agreement” and a “Deferred Disposition” that are available to you. However they are only available if there is an agreement between you and the prosecutor to resolve the criminal charges through deferred adjudication.
Other Free Legal Resources
Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides free legal help to Maine people with low incomes.
The mission of Maine Equal Justice Partners is to find solutions to poverty and improve the lives of people with low income in Maine.
The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast promotes fundamental change in the justice system and schools of Maine.
The Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition is comprised of Maine prisoners, their friends and families, victims of crime, and others committed to ethical, positive, and humane changes in Maine’s prison system.
MaineWorks is a temporary labor staffing company specializing in the field of industrial construction. Its employees are reentering the workforce and face real barriers to employment.