Can you expunge a conviction for drug possession if you are 18? How? 11 Answers as of May 15, 2015

My son was caught with ecstasy and he is 18. This is his first and only drug offense and he was not caught for using just for possession. I was wondering if expungement was possible either now or a few years down the road.

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
How is the case going to be resolved? Why would you be worrying about paying for college for a one year old child that is still is diapers. There are a millions things to do before an expungement.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/15/2015
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Five years from conviction or end of sentence if he has no other record, previous to or after the conviction. Counsel with an attorney, get specifics and keep him on the straight and narrow.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/14/2015
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Instead of worrying about expungement, which is years down the road, you need to focus your attention on how you can help him avoid being convicted. Time to shop for a lawyer.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/14/2015
The Rogers Law Firm
The Rogers Law Firm | Andrea Storey Rogers
No, expungement of a drug-related conviction is not possible. If has not been convicted yet, he should hire an attorney to get the charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 5/14/2015
Law Offices of Stephanie Lee Ehrbright, Esq.
Law Offices of Stephanie Lee Ehrbright, Esq. | Stephanie Lee Ehrbright
Arizona does not have expungment for adult offenses, only setting it aside. ?If he has not pled guilty yet then he may be eligible for a program called TASK where he would do classes and treatment then have the charge dismissed. ?Contact a qualified attorney to discuss your options.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 5/14/2015
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
    Possession of a controlled substance is a category E felony. If he pleads to a felony he may seal the record after 7 years once the case is closed If he pleads to a misdemeanor he may seal the record after 2 years, once the case is closed.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 5/13/2015
    Connell-Savela
    Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
    Has he been convicted? Was he 18 at the time of the offense? What is the charge? Depending on the above information, it is possible to seal a criminal record and even some convictions. Ecstasy possession is often worse than use. But, a first time offender may be offered a plea deal ends in dismissal if he successfully completes a program. Get a lawyer to make sure everything is done correctly. My biggest fear when looking at a plea deal for a young person is will they actually complete it. It is only a good deal if he completes - if he is going to continue using or not follow the rules, then it is better to fight the charges.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 5/13/2015
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    I would have to see the sentencing order.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/13/2015
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
    Once you are off probation and if you have no other cases you can "expunge".
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/13/2015
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    After he completes the terms of his sentence, he must wait 2 years to petition that his record be expunged. In the mean time, the conviction will impact his ability to get a job, get an apartment and even a loan.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/13/2015
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC | Martina A. Vigil
    Yes. He may be eligible for an expungement once he is off probation and has paid all of his fines and fees.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/13/2015
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