Q & A: Does expungement really provide a clean criminal record?

We often have clients ask about expungement, especially as it relates to completing Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) or Probation Without Verdict (PWOV or Section 17).  Whether an expungement truly provides the benefit of a completely clean record depends on the vigilance of a few public employees and the diligence of private background search companies. The first step is for the local …