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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 Maine Pardon Information, Guides & Forms
Maine Pardon Information Pardon 411 article
Maine Pardons in a Nutshell
Because Maine does not expunge criminal records, a pardon will not completely eliminate the criminal record. Instead, information concerning the pardoned conviction is considered non-conviction data and is not available for public inquiries. Information related to a conditional pardon (or commutation of sentence) may still be disseminated for public inquiries.
To seek a pardon, you must wait a minimum of five years from the date you fully completed your sentence and served your probation. You may not seek a pardon for any drunk driving offense, sex offense for which you must register, or if you have more than one criminal conviction. Further, you may not seek a pardon if your sole purpose is for restoration of your right to possess firearms.
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