Most criminal records have a waiting period before the Court can grant an expungement. In order to qualify, you must remain crime-free during the waiting period. In most cases, the waiting period starts when you are discharged from probation or parole. A new offense can extend the waiting period or disqualify you from eligibility.
The waiting periods range from zero to five years depending upon the seriousness of the offense and how the case was resolved. For example: if your entire felony case was dismissed, or you were acquitted by the Court or a jury, you may be eligible without a waiting period. Alternatively, if you were convicted of a felony-level offense, you would need to wait for five years from discharge from probation or parole.