In considering an application to seal your criminal records the judge will consider many factors including:
- the amount of time that has elapsed since the last conviction;
- the circumstances and seriousness of the offense for which you were convicted;
- the circumstances and seriousness of any other offenses for which you were convicted;
- the character of the defendant, including any measures that the defendant has taken toward rehabilitation, such as participating in treatment programs, work, or schooling, and participating in community service or other volunteer programs;
- any statements made by the victim of the offense for which the defendant is seeking relief;
- the impact of sealing the defendant’s record upon his or her rehabilitation and upon his or her successful and productive reentry and reintegration into society;
- the impact of sealing the defendant’s record on public safety and upon the public’s confidence in and respect for the law.