Do I have to pay to seal my criminal record?

you apply through the Washington County Attorney’s Office, you do not have to pay
the $300 filing fee to the Court. If you apply by preparing and filing a
Petition for Expungement directly with the Court, you will have to pay a $300
filing fee for each offense or ask the Court to waive this fee based on your

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1. What is an expungement?
2. Are my criminal records destroyed or erased by an expungement order?
3. Who can see my criminal record after it’s expunged and sealed?
4. Can the state use ae sealed criminal record as a prior offense when charging or sentencing a new offense?
5. Do I have to pay to seal my criminal record?
6. Do I need to file anything with the Court?
7. Will I need to appear in court for my record to be sealed?
8. How do I find out if I am eligible?
9. How will I know if my application is approved?
10. How will I know when my records are sealed?
11. Can my application be denied?
12. Why might my application be denied?
13. What can I do if my application is denied or I have more questions?