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Clean Slate Kentucky provides resources to help people expunge their criminal records. For more information, visit the​. Clean Slate Kentucky can help you to figure out if you are eligible for expungement, a step by step guide on how to request an expungement and where to find training sessions to help you with your expungement application. 

WHAT IS EXPUNGEMENT? Expungement is the legal process where an arrest, charge or conviction are completely removed from your record. In Kentucky, if you do not ask for expungement, the arrest, charge or conviction will stay on your criminal history. This means that any time your background is run, the conviction will show up.  This can hurt job opportunities, school or educational opportunties and even some government assistance programs. Expungement gives you a clean slate. 

For more information on what expungement can do for you, go to the RESOURCES page on 

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT IF I WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY, IF THE CHARGE WAS DISMISSED OR IF THE GRAND JURY DID NOT INDICT ME? Yes, you are eligible for expungement after a certain period of time. To learn more, go to the NON-CONVICTION page on

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT IF I WAS CONVICTED OF A MISDEMEANOR? Yes,  you can apply to expunge an unlimited number of misdemeanor charges. However, the waiting period for misdemeanor exupngement is 5-years from the time that you complete your sentence. DUI's are the exception to that rule, and expungement is not possible for 10 years from the date of your charge. To learn more, go to the MISDEMEANORS page on

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT IF I WAS CONVICTED OF A FELONY? Certain Class-D felonies are eligible for expungement. You can expunge more than on Class-D felony if they are part of the same case or arose from the same incident. If you are eligible for and receive expungement, your voting rights will be restored as long as you have no other felonies on your record. To learn more, go to the FELONIES page on

HOW DO I ASK FOR AN EXPUNGEMENT? There are several steps required to request expungement. First, you must get a certificate of eligibility. You then file your packet and expungement petition with the Court. For detailed instructions, visit the INSTRUCTIONS page on

CAN I GET HELP IN MY REQUEST FOR EXPUNGEMENT? Clean Slate Kentucky offers FREE expungement information sessions. There are also several legal clinics and lawyers who will offer their services for free or a reduced cost. A list of these resources can be found on the GET HELP page of



There are several upcoming expungement events in Kentucky where lawyers will be available to help you determine if you are eligible for expungment. 
  • Expungement Event
  • August 21st, 2019 at 6:00-7:30pm, Courthouse (facing main street), 103 S Main St., Versailles, KY 40383
  • Expungement Event
  • September 25th, 2019 at 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Voices of Hope, 450 Old Vine St., Ste. 101, Lexington, KY 40507
  • Expungement Training Event for Lawyers
  • October 17, 2019 at 12pm to 1pm, Jefferson County Public Law Library, 514 W. Liberty Street, Louisville, KY 40202