Are expungement forms free?


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Expungement forms are free to download but they aren't free to file with the court. Expungement forms require notarization and filing fees that vary by state. A petition to waive expungement fees can be filed.

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The deletion of a felony arrest record or the sealing of a criminal record is called an expungement. Depending on the type of felony, a criminal record may be expunged depending on a specific state's laws. State required forms such as a Petition for Expungement, Expungement Order and Order for Hearing must be notarized, filed and sent to agencies dealing with a person's specific felony, according to HowStuffWorks.com.

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