Under that statute, individuals who have been convicted of up to two eligible offenses, but not more than one eligible felony offense, may apply to have those convictions sealed.
Sealing is discretionary with the court and applicants are required to serve notice on the District Attorney in the county of conviction.
An information packet with forms and instructions is linked here. The packet can also be accessed on the New York State Office of Court Administration website.
Sealing does not equal expungement. Any such sealed records would remain available to the defendant, the defendant’s agent and certain various law enforcement agencies, as well as criminal background checks for firearm purchases.
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