Legal Question in Criminal Law in Pennsylvania

With Simple Possession and Section 17 in Philadelphia:

When you are completed and off probation, does it automatically get expunged when you complete your requirements? My PO seemed to think so, but my lawyer said he charged $$$ for expungements, but I thought the whole reason for Section 17 was so it was expunged after you did all your requirements.

Asked on 12/19/11, 9:49 pm

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The DA's Office would be the ones to call...Most Phila diversion matters are expunged, but your lawyer can call for you...purpose of Section 17 is to put you in a "clean-the-slate" expungeable position, but as far as automatically being expunged, that may require further inquiry

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Answered on 12/21/11, 11:23 am

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