New York provides for the automatic sealing of non-conviction records upon termination of the action in your favor unless the District Attorney demonstrates that the interests of justice require otherwise.
New York provides an automatic expungement following deferred adjudication unless the District Attorney demonstrates that the interests of justice require otherwise. Conditional sealing of certain drug and other felony offenses and up to three misdemeanor convictions upon completion of diversion program are also available. Victims of human trafficking may also have their convictions vacated.
If the delinquency procedure terminated in your favor, the court must immediately order the sealing of records, unless the interests of justice require otherwise.
All records for adjudicated youthful offenders in New York are sealed automatically.
If you are not eligible to have your New York criminal record expunged/sealed, you still may be eligible for a pardon or other relief. The New York Constitution gives the Governor the power to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons after conviction.