Sealing Your CORI Records

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Recent legislation has made it easier to seal your criminal records. This has been done primarily due to the over reliance of employers and landlords on CORI checks to exclude employees and tenants.

What Records can be sealed?

Convictions for misdemeanors can be sealed five years after the end of any jail or prison sentence, the end of probation, or five years from the date the fines were paid. This time limit is measured from the latest event, incarceration, probation or fine.

Convictions for felonies can be sealed ten years after the end of any jail or prison sentence, the end of probation, or five years from the date the fines were paid. This time limit is measured from the latest event, incarceration, probation or fine.

Dismissals can be sealed immediately upon dismissal by the judge at the proceeding, or by the same court at a later date.

A Continued without a finding (CWOF) generally results in a dismissal that can be immediately sealed at the end of the time imposed for the continuance.

When requesting a dismissal to be sealed, the judge must weigh the right of the public to know about the proceedings against the right of privacy of the individual seeking the sealing of his or her records.

Contact Attorney Foley at if you would like assistance sealing your records.

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