What is an expungement?

Generally speaking, under Louisiana law, an expungement is a procedure by which a court orders the state to make certain arrest or conviction records non-public.  That is, most private individuals will not be able to see the records during a background check.  The records are still available to law enforcement for legitimate purposes.  Certain entities are also able to have the records accessed — for example, nursing boards, medical boards, and the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Committee on Bar Admissions. 

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