Sealing My Record

The conviction sealing process is governed by MGL c. 276, s. 100A.  Individuals may petition OCP to seal certain eligible criminal convictions as follows:

Misdemeanor: 5 years after the conviction or any period of incarceration, whichever is later.

Felony: 10 years after the conviction or any period of incarceration, whichever is later.

Sex offense: 15 years after the conviction or any period of incarceration, or after the obligation to register as a sex offender ceases, whichever is later. Sex offenders classified as Level 2 or Level 3 will not be eligible to have their convictions sealed.

Sealing Your Criminal Record