Expungement of Criminal Record

The Criminal Procedure Act No 51 of 1977 makes provision for the expungement of a criminal record should certain requirements be met. In terms of Section 271(1)B , the requirements are as follows:

  • a. The conviction must be older than 10 years.
  • b. The conviction must have been for a minor offence.
  • c. The sentence must have been for a fine less than R20 000.00.
  • d. The sentence must have not led to any prison time being served.