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BCCC to host free criminal expungement clinic


Bucks County Community College (BCCC) is offering free of charge, a criminal expungement clinic under the supervision of attorneys from Legal Aid of Southeastern PA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The clinic will be held at the College’s Gene and Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol. During the Clinic, Bucks County Community College paralegal students will assist people in determining if they are eligible to have prior arrests or convictions expunged or records sealed.

Legal Aid has assisted over 1,000 people per year in conjunction with schools and is now partnering with Bucks County Community College. All information shared with attorneys and paralegals is confidential. The clinic will try to accommodate walk-ins; advance registration is preferred. The registration deadline is April 21. To register for the clinic, email

Some convictions cannot be expunged but may be sealed so that they are not of public record. Paralegals may not practice law or otherwise provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

The clinic is for individuals who: have arrests without convictions; or have misdemeanor convictions, without new convictions, over 10 years old; or are over 70 years old, and their conviction is at least 10 years old; or passed away three years ago, and posthumous expungement is sought.

Individuals must have paid all fines due and completed any probation to qualify for expungement. Certain convictions cannot be expunged and will remain on the record. However, these same convictions could be sealed from the general public.

The clinic may need to refer some individuals to other legal organizations due to the location of individuals’ criminal records, such as Philadelphia and/or outside of Pennsylvania.

For information or to register, email or leave a message at 215-968-8247.

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