All the information and assistance you need to EXPUNGE your South-African Criminal Record
Easy Online Process
Free Online Eligibility Test
R2500.00 All-Inclusive Fee
Louwrens Koen Attorneys
Check-in one minute if you qualify to expunge your criminal record.
Louwrens Koen Attorneys is your criminal record expungement legal companion. Our experts can help advise you on how to follow the correct legal procedure and what legal steps you might be able to take to clear your criminal record.
I was convicted (found or pleaded guilty) in court before a magistrate/judge. Click to Check Eligibility to ExpungeLearn More
I won the case (found not guilty) in court.Learn More
I can't remember the specifics, but I have a old criminal record.Learn More
I was arrested years back and nothing has happened.Learn More
I admitted guilt with the police (and might have paid a small fine).Learn More
I have multiple convictions. Multiple convictions may be expunged simultaneously.Learn More
I was arrested, but the charges have been dropped. When you're arrested, your criminal record is marked with a "case awaiting trial" designation.Learn More
I'd like to send you my recent criminal report for you to assess.Learn More
I received a diversion sentence for my first offence.Learn More
Not sure if I have a criminal record.Learn More
OUR PROCESS – CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT
(NO POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE OR POLICE CLEARANCE REPORT AVAILABLE)
Do you have or are unsure if you have a criminal record? Do you qualify to have it expunged?
Our criminal report gives you a detailed criminal record report, free expungement assessment, time frames and costs to have your criminal record expunged.
01 COMPLETE ONLINE FORM – GET STARTED
Complete Online Form.
Suppose you have a copy of your criminal record report. Upload the criminal record report using the secure upload facility built into the online form saving you R500.
2.1 VISIT 300+ FINGERPRINT CAPTURE PARTNERS. FREE 10-MINUTE SERVICE. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED
Use the map at the bottom of this page and find the closest or most convenient of our 250+ fingerprint capture partners. TAKING FINGERPRINTS is necessary because criminal record checks require a recent copy of your fingerprints, and you will have to visit in person. Capturing fingerprints is a 10-minute walk-in free service. You don't need to make an appointment. MAP
2.2 TAKE FINGERPRINTS AT THE POLICE STATION
We can still assist if you are not in South Africa or do not reside near one of our fingerprint capture partners. Contact us for further information. firstname.lastname@example.org Remember to take your identity document or passport with you.
03 AWAIT POLICE CLEARANCE REPORT AND ASSESSMENT
Please notify us via Email when done. email@example.com, and we will electronically apply for the Criminal Record Report from our side. Results are typically available within 48 hours, or two working days, from the day the request is submitted.
04 CONSIDER RESULTS AND ASSESSMENT
Should we receive a Criminal Record Report with an adverse listing, we will assess if you qualify to have your criminal record expunged and notify you of your options, costs, and time frames to remove the record. You may then choose to proceed but have no obligation to do so.
05 FINANCIAL MATTERS
Pay our Invoice for the expungement application.
06 APPLICATION PREPARED AND LODGED
We will professionally prepare and lodge an application for expungement within three business days after receipt of the necessary documentation. Please get in touch with us or visit our informative website for further information.
Please get in touch with us or visit our informative website for further information.
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Louwrens Koen Attorneys
Office 4, Second Floor, Northern Pavilion (Gate 12) Loftus Versveld, 416 Kirkness Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Tel: 087 0010 733
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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• If the Director-General of Justice and Constitutional Development is satisfied that you or the child being applied for meet the requirements set out in the Criminal Procedure Act, he/she will instruct the SAPS Record Centre to issue a letter of expungement directing that your conviction and sentence be expunged. This process takes approximately three months. The SAPS record centre will then remove/expunge the criminal record from the database and issue the letter submit within 14 working days after being directed by the Department of Justice to do so. The process usually takes three to four months to complete.
In South Africa, it is mandatory to conduct criminal record checks by using a digital capture of fingerprints. This process involves the use of an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), which captures fingerprints and verifies them electronically against the database of the South African Police Service (SAPS). Therefore, having a criminal record in South Africa without fingerprints on file with the SAPS is impossible.