Automatic Expungements in Philadelphia County

I got cited with a summary citation. I appeared in court and I was told that if I go to a class or if I do community service, the case will be discharged. I was also told the matter would be automatically expunged from my record and the citation will not show up on a criminal record check. After I did all of these things, I went and checked my record. The summary arrest is still there. Why wasn’t it expunged?

I have no specific answer as why it wasn’t expunged, but I know that the majority of these cases are not expunged and the record of arrest still appears. You must go through the process of expunging the arrest yourself to ensure the matter is removed. 

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