Eligibility Quiz: New York Criminal Conviction Sealing

You may be Eligible for Criminal Conviction Sealing and to “Erase” Your Criminal Record Pursuant to New York Criminal Procedure Law 160.59: Take the Test Now


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Unfortunately, NY CPL 160.59 only allows individuals with up to two convictions to have their criminal records sealed. Generally, if you have three or more convictions you’re criminal record is not eligible for sealing. However, if you have more than two convictions that are the result of multiple offenses making up a single criminal “transaction,” you may still be eligible. In other words, if you pleaded to or were convicted after trial of three or more crimes that were part of the same ongoing act and charge on a criminal court complaint or indictment, you may be able to file your sealing petition.

To know for sure, consult with one of the New York conviction sealing attorneys and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC to determine whether NY CPL 160.59 can provide you with the relief you need and deserve.

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That’s good to hear. Under NYCPL 160.59, you are only allowed to seal up to two convictions. Of these convictions, no more than one can be for a felony offense.

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In most cases, more than one felony conviction is a bar preventing you from sealing your criminal record pursuant to NY CPL 160.59. While you may be ineligible, don’t give up.

Even though you may in fact have two felony convictions, it’s possible only one of crimes will count as a felony for purposes of NYCPL 160.59 because each of these offenses are part of the same criminal “transaction.” To determine if you are a candidate for the cleaning of your criminal history, contact the New York conviction sealing lawyers and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC.

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In terms of eligibility, you have passed another hurdle on your way to filing a motion to seal your criminal history. A criminal record consisting of one felony, one misdemeanor, one felony and one misdemeanor, or two misdemeanors all qualify for sealing depending on other factors.

Now that we know you are on the right trajectory for sealing, how long have you been out of trouble with the law?

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It seems like you’re not going to be able to seal your criminal record under NYCPL 160.59, which requires that at least 10 years have passed from your most recent criminal conviction or the last day you were incarcerated, whichever is later.

Even if you think you are not eligible to have your conviction sealed because your conviction was too recent, you won’t know for sure until you consult with an attorney experienced in criminal sealing matters. Do not hesitate to contact the New York criminal record sealing lawyers and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC to consider starting the process now so you are ready to proceed on your first day of eligibility.

Further information on these crimes are available on Crotty Saland PC’s New York Conviction Sealing Eligibility Guidelines page.

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Check off another box. Clearly you have shown that you have paid your dues and have remained out of trouble. It’s good that over 10 years have passed since your most recent criminal conviction, but that doesn’t automatically mean you meet the 10 year requirement under NYCPL 160.59. Not only must the conviction be older than 10 years, but it must be at least 10 years from the last day you were in jail or prison. This is because NYCPL 160.59’s 10 year “clock” does not run while you are incarcerated. Further, if you currently have a criminal case pending you must wait until it is resolved in your favor.

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The good new keeps adding up and pushing you in the right direction to seal your criminal past. The chances are good that you’ve met the 10 year requirement. Now that enough time has elapsed, we need to look at what specific convictions you have. Certain convictions, even if there is just one, aren’t eligible for sealing under NY CPL 160.59. These include:

  • Any offense defined by NY Penal Law Article 130
  • Any offense defined by NY Penal Law Article 263
  • Any offense that requires registration as a sex offender (SORA)
  • Any felony defined by NY Penal Law Article 125.
  • Any Class “A” Felony.
  • Any violent felony defined by NYCPL 70.02.
  • Any attempt to commit the above crimes

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Regrettably, you’re probably haven’t met NYCPL 160.59’s requirement that it be 10 years since your last conviction or release from incarceration, whichever is later. However, calculating whether you meet this 10 year requirement can sometimes be tricky. To know for sure that you haven’t met the requirements of NYCPL 160.59, and to prepare in advance for if and when you become eligible for criminal record sealing, contact the New York criminal conviction sealing attorneys and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC.

Further information on these crimes are available on Crotty Saland PC’s New York Conviction Sealing Eligibility Guidelines page.

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Sorry, but you are ineligible for criminal record sealing. You can learn more about the specific types of convictions that may or may not be eligible for sealing. Because it’s not always clear if a particular conviction is disqualified from being sealed, it would be a good idea to consult with an attorney experienced in criminal matters, such as the New York sealing attorneys and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC.

Further information on these crimes are available on Crotty Saland PC’s New York Conviction Sealing Eligibility Guidelines page.

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Excellent. You’re almost ready to see if you’re eligible to have your criminal record sealed, but before we do that, let’s review.

Further information on these crimes are available on Crotty Saland PC’s New York Conviction Sealing Eligibility Guidelines page.

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It appears you are eligible to seal your criminal record pursuant to New York criminal Procedure Law 160.59. Now you need to take the steps to close the door on mistakes you made years ago. This is your opportunity to change the course of your life. Your future is in your hands.

Because this quiz is far from exhaustive in analyzing your eligibility and does not address the process for and benefits of sealing your criminal conviction, take the time to review Crotty Saland PC’s New York Sealing Law information page and the New York Sealing and Expungement blog section of the NewYorkCriminalLawyerBlog.Com.

Further information on these crimes are available on Crotty Saland PC’s New York Conviction Sealing Eligibility Guidelines page.

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Question One Are you seeking to seal more than two New York criminal convictions regardless of whether they are felonies or misdemeanors?
Question Two Does your criminal record consists of two or more felony convictions?
Question Three Are the convictions you want to seal less than 10 years old?
Question Four Has it been at least 10 years since you were released from jail or prison?
Question Five Do you have any conviction that would qualify as one of the above ineligible convictions?
Question Six You have no more than two criminal convictions of which only one is a felony. You do not have a pending case and your last conviction is over ten years old. None of your convictions involve a sex offense, violent crime, a class “A” felony, or an attempt to commit these crimes. Is all of this accurate?

Has your New York criminal record prevented you from securing employment, pursuing the career of your choice, or providing for your family? Has either a felony or misdemeanor conviction in New York been a dark cloud that continues to embarrassingly hover over your head despite your achievements? Haven’t you paid your debt to society? Don’t you deserve relief and a future not constantly impinged and interrupted by a wrongdoing ten, fifteen or even more than twenty years old?

New York Criminal Conviction Record Sealing Information Page

While New York State does not allow for expunging a criminal conviction, you may be able to block employers from learning of your criminal past, prevent these employers from using a sealed conviction against you should they somehow learn of it, and be free of many societal implications when your criminal past is exposed for all in the public and private sector to see.

Take a moment to click through the New York Criminal Conviction Sealing Test to preliminarily determine whether you may be eligible for conviction sealing and the enormity of the benefits this relief can provide.

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