Expungement clinic offered in York City

Sean Philip Cotter

People wishing to erase charges from their records that didn't end in convictions or summary convictions can find out how they might be able to do so at an expungement clinic hosted by state Rep. Kevin Schreiber and the York City government.

The informational event is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., according to a news release from Schreiber's office.

Under some conditions, people can expunge instances where they were charged but not convicted, such as if they were acquitted or the charges were dropped.

The main condition of expungement is that a person hasn't been arrested or prosecuted for anything else in the five years since being cited.

This also can apply to summary offense convictions, which are citations — tickets. These could be for a range of offenses, such as harassment or public drunkenness, that don't rise to the level of misdemeanor or felony crimes.

Pro bono services will be available at the event for people who aren't on probation looking to get York County charges expunged.

Bilingual services will be available at the event, according to the release.

Schreiber's office is hosting the event in partnership with York Mayor Kim Bracey, CareerLink York, Martin Library, MidPenn Legal Services, Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity and the York County Bar Association.

For more information, call Schreiber’s office at 717-848-9595.

— Reach Sean Cotter atscotter@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.