What is an Annulment of a Criminal Arrest or Conviction?

Annulment is a court-guided process in which the legal record of a person’s arrest or conviction is sealed from public view, or in some cases the records are physically destroyed. The New Hampshire annulment process involves filing a written application and sometimes a hearing in front of a judge. A person generally gets one opportunity to request an annulment. Some violent crimes and offenses involving children, among others, cannot be annulled. Annulment gives the beneficiary a fresh start. The annuled...
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