What happens if you committed a petty offence (like shoplifting) and you want to clear your name?
The act that applies is the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977, that provides that your criminal record can be ‘expunged’ from the records of the Criminal Records Centre after ten years have elapsed from the date of conviction of that offence, if:
This is the process to get your sentence expunged:
I suggest that you get proper legal advice, to make sure you complete the correct form and follow the right procedure.
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