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This site provides information about sealing New York state convictions under New York Criminal Procedure Law Section 160.59.  Although we make every effort to provide detailed, thoroughly considered, and accurate information, you should always confirm anything you believe you learn on this site with a live, honest to goodness criminal defense lawyer.  

It is possible that you have misinterpreted the information contained on this site.  It is also possible that you are in a particularly unusual situation that may not be precisely covered by a general understanding or application of the law.  You will need to verify what you think you may learn here.  It is even possible that we have made a mistake about something, though we like to think otherwise.  It is also possible that the law will change before we have an opportunity to modify the relevant pages of this site.

Your use of this site requires that you understand and accept these terms of use.  If you cannot agree to and understand these terms of use, then you are no longer an authorized user of this site.

Also, you should understand that reviewing the information we have provided for free here on this site does not create an attorney client relationship.  There is only one way to become our client.  We must enter to a formal written agreement.

You should not take any action, or fail to take action in any legal matter solely because of information you find on this site.

Any conclusion about whether or not you are eligible for sealing of conviction(s) that you may come to after reviewing the materials presented on this site should be verified with a lawyer in a conversation.  Nothing you find on this site should ever be considered as specific personal legal advice to you or anyone else.  This site is a place to start thinking about the issues concerned.

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Finally it should be clear that this site only speaks to laws relating to New York State.  Nothing in this site is meant to reflect upon or provide information about laws of any other state or jurisdiction other than New York State.  

Shalley and Murray, the source of the information in this site, is a New York State law firm run by lawyers who are admitted to practice law in New York State.