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Northern Mariana Islands

Adult Criminal Record Clearance Overview

If you were convicted of a crime and sentenced to probation, your conviction can be vacated upon the successful completion of probation. The process is automatic, no petition is required. 

If your first drug possessioncase was dismissed after you completed a deferred adjudication program, your record can be expunged. You have to file a petition in court to start the process. If you meet the criteria, the judge has to grant your petition. 

It is likely not eligible for expungement.

Adult Criminal Record Clearance Policies

    Records relating to arrest and court proceedings can be expunged by the court upon dismissal following deferred adjudication in a first controlled substance possession case. 6 N. Mar. I. Code § 4116. (Cannot link directly to statutes.)
    A judgment of conviction can be vacated and deemed not to exist upon successful completion of a period of probation with suspended sentence. 6 CMC § 4113(k). (Cannot link directly to statutes.)

    Juvenile Record Clearance Overview

    Below is a general overview of when juvenile records can be expunged in the Northern Mariana Islands. Please note that the Clean Slate Clearinghouse does not provide legal advice.  

    Read the legal policies and statutes for detailed statutory information.    

    Juvenile Record Clearance Policies Overview   

    • Most juvenile recordscan be expunged when you turn18 or five years after your case, probation, or commitment ends, whichever occurs last. You have to submit a request to the court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your request. 

    You may not be eligible for expungement if you have certain convictions or adjudications on your record or have pending criminal or juvenile charges.    

    Find a Lawyer 

    If you think you might be eligible to have your record expunged, find a lawyer who may be able to help you. Some lawyers might help you for free, although you may still need to pay a fee to file the paperwork in court.   

    Juvenile Record Clearance Policies

      Records relating to a delinquency adjudication can be expunged by the court after five years or after the petitioner reaches age eighteen, whichever occurs last, so long as the person is not subject to a disqualifying event. 6 N. Mar. I. Code § 5173(a). (Cannot link directly to statutes.)
      If a juvenile case does not proceed to adjudication, a record relating to the case can be expunged as set forth in section 5173(c). 6 N. Mar. I. Code § 5173(d). (Cannot link directly to statutes.)

      Find A Lawyer

      Legal service providers located in the state.

      Contact information for legal aid organizations, bar associations, and other organizations that engage in record clearance work is provided for informational purposes only. The NRRC does not endorse or recommend any organization or individual referenced on the site. If you are a legal service provider who offers record clearance services, please contact us.

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