San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
CourtRecords.us.org has changed their policy in order to reflect that any court records that eventually become sealed or vacated by judicial officials will be deleted, the company announced yesterday.
“It has come to our attention that some of the records in our system used to be public, but have since been sealed or vacated by the courts,” a CourtRecords.us.org spokesman said. “We believe in fairness and if a judge thinks that a given record should not be public, we think it is our responsibility to purge it from our database. That will be our policy from this point forward.”
Judges rarely seal or vacate court records unless there is a strong reason to do so, he said.
“Often, what happens is that someone gets hit with a one-time minor offense and works out a deal where if they do a certain amount of community service and stay out of trouble for a year or two, the court agrees to seal, vacate, or destroy the record,” he said. “In other cases, the judge believes that someone was unfairly targeted for arrest. Our position is that if a judge feels that the record should not haunt the person for the rest of their lives, we will comply with that.”
CourtRecords.us.org is now searching for ways to be notified when a court record is sealed, he said.
“If a consumer knows that their record has been sealed and is worried that it might still be in our database, they are free to contact us and we will walk them through how they can get it deleted,” he said.
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