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How to Clear Your Criminal Record

June 2019

The Connecticut Department of Correction pardon application page has information about clearing your criminal record:

Also see the legal aid article, Is Your Criminal Record Keeping You From Working? for information about how to find a job with a criminal record, how to answer tough interview questions about your past, and more.

If you were arrested when you were under 18, you might have a juvenile record. A juvenile record does not go away on its own. Having a juvenile can make it hard to get a job, get into college or the military, or rent an apartment. The good news is that most juvenile records can be erased. Visit ErasURecord to find out of you can erase your juvenile record.

Do you live in Fairfield County? Learn about a free pardon clinic

Do you have low income? And is your criminal record keeping you from getting ahead?

  • Free legal help is available for people who are seeking a pardon.
  • Learn what you need to do to be able to get a pardon in the future.
  • Get help with your pardon application.

Who is eligible for this clinic?

 Low-income Fairfield County Residents

  • with Connecticut convictions,
  • with no pending charges,
  • who are not under DOC supervision, and
  • who are denied a job, housing, or a public benefit.

3rd Tuesday every month, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Call for an Appointment: 203-399-5914

Connecticut Legal Services
1177 Summer Street, Stamford, CT

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