How do I know if the charge has been removed from my record?
You will receive a copy of the Expungement Order notifying you that the court has complied with the order and has notified all criminal court agencies. Each agency is responsible for destroying their record of your arrest. Do not assume that the charge has been removed until you view your criminal background check. Law enforcement, prosecution agencies and detention/correctional facilities are not obligated to destroy records under state law;
however the information is not for public dissemination. To verify the charge(s) has been removed, you will need to obtain a criminal background check from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Agency (SLED) at

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1. What is an expungement?
2. How much does it cost to have a charge expunged?
3. Can I get a fee waiver if I cannot afford the fees?
4. Will a previous expungement keep me from getting one for a current charge?
5. How do I get a charge that was dismissed or not guilty in a Magistrate or Municipal court expunged?
6. How can I obtain a criminal background check?
7. If I completed pre-trial intervention (PTI) or the Alcohol Education Program (AEP), can I get my charge(s) expunged?
8. How do I know if the charge has been removed from my record?
9. Can I have my traffic violations expunged?
10. What if my charge is from a different state?
11. Why can't my conviction be expunged when it is such an old charge?
12. What if the criminal record check does not show what happened to the charge?
13. What is a pardon? Where do I get information from for a pardon?
14. Where can I find more information regarding expungement if I still have questions?