Due to COVID-19, expungement certifications dated March 1-June 1, 2020, have been granted a 30-day extension until July 1, 2020. However, the court retains the discretion to deny the expungement if an updated certification is warranted.
New Changes to the Law: Effective June 27, 2019, most Class D felony offenses (with limited exceptions) are eligible for expungement pursuant to KRS 431.073.
KRS 431.073 creates a process that permits a defendant to file an application to have his or her conviction vacated and expunged. If the court grants the application, the original judgment will be vacated and the charges dismissed. Upon payment of the expungement fee, records in the custody of any other agency or official, including law enforcement records, will be expunged.
To learn how to apply for a felony expungement, click here.
State law requires every petition for expungement of convictions in Kentucky to include a certificate of eligibility for expungement. Individuals who wish to have their criminal records (charges/cases) expunged must complete the expungement certification process to determine if they are eligible for expungement.
To learn how to apply for an expungement certification, click here.