Having a criminal record can be a difficulty when looking for a job or applying for a visa. However, did you know that, if a certain time has passed since you have served your sentence, you can ask for its annulment before the Power of attorney. Here we tell you the details of the procedure.
The Criminal Record Certificate is an official document that indicates whether or not a person records convictions imposed as a result of having committed a crime. It is used to carry out various personal procedures before public and private institutions, such as to apply for a new job or request a travel visa, explains the Judiciary.
Next, we indicate how you can carry out the procedure to annul the record if you have already served your sentence.
CAN I EXPUNGE MY CRIMINAL RECORD?
That’s how it is. According to article 69 of the penal codethe rehabilitation of a person who has served his sentence and has not committed another crime in a certain time, is automatic.
“He who has served the sentence or security measure that was imposed on him, or who has otherwise extinguished his responsibility, is rehabilitated without further processing, when the full civil compensation has been paid”, indicates the text. However, if the cancellation is not carried out automatically, you can carry out the procedure.
HOW CAN I EXPUNGE MY CRIMINAL RECORD?
You must perform the following steps:
- The process is free
- Submit ID
- Submit a letter to the Court or Chamber that issued the sentence, requesting their rehabilitation: the Jurisdictional Body will send the official letter and certified copy of the rehabilitation resolution to the National Registry of Convictions in which the cancellation of their criminal record will be ordered.
- If there are no observations, the National Registry of Convictions will proceed to cancel the respective sentence.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE COURT OR COURT THAT SENTENCED ME IS DEACTIVATED?
If the Court or room that sentenced you has been deactivated and it is almost impossible to locate your file or it has been lost, these are the steps to cancel your criminal record:
- File a brief addressed to the President of the Superior Court of the Judicial District that sentenced you: request your rehabilitation.
- Attach document: You must attach to your application the criminal record certificate for administrative use issued by the National Registry of Convictions
- Wait for the response: the respective Court or Chamber will issue the corresponding Rehabilitation Resolution, taking as a reference the data recorded in the Criminal Record Certificate).