South Carolina Criminal Record Resources

Adult Criminal Record


Arrest Only

If you have an adult criminal record involving an arrest only, South Carolina may allow the expungement/sealing of those adult criminal records.

If charges against you were dismissed, or if you were found not guilty, all records must be destroyed.

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Conviction or Other Disposition

If you have an adult criminal record involving a conviction or other disposition, South Carolina may allow the expungement/sealing of those adult criminal records.

You may be eligible for an expungement in South Carolina if you were prosecuted under the Youthful Offender Act, you were a first time drug offender, you accepted pre-trial intervention, you were prosecuted for a first offender misdemeanor, or you were convicted of first offender fraudulent check writing.

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Juvenile Criminal Record


Not Adjudicated

If you have a juvenile criminal record and you were not adjudicated, South Carolina may allow the expungement/sealing of those juvenile criminal records.

If charges against you were dismissed, or if you were found not guilty, all records must be destroyed.

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Adjudicated

If you have a juvenile criminal record and you were adjudicated, South Carolina may allow the expungement/sealing of those juvenile criminal records.

You may be eligible for a juvenile expungement in South Carolina if you are over 18 and you were a non-violent first offender.

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Pardon & Other Relief

If you are not eligible to have your South Carolina criminal record expunged/sealed, you still may be eligible for a pardon or other relief.

The South Carolina Board of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services has the power to grant pardons.

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