All the information you need to clear your South-African Criminal record. How we can assist to remove/expunge your criminal record.

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If you have a criminal record in South Africa, it can be a significant barrier to your future prospects. Even a minor offoffencen hinders your ability to find employment, housing, and travel.
However, with the help of Louwrens Koen Attorneys, you can expunge your criminal record and move forward with your life. At Louwrens Koen Attorneys, we understand how important it is to have a clean slate. Our team of legal professionals has years of experience helping individuals expunge their criminal records, and we are committed to providing you with the support and guidance you need throughout the process.

What is Crimanal Record Expungement?
Expungement is a legal process involving removing a criminal offence from your record. Once the offence has been expunged, it will no longer appear on background checks, and you will not be required to disclose it to potential employers or landlords. However, it is important to note that not all offences are eligible for expungement. Typically, only minor offences can be expunged.

Why Choose Louwrens Koen Attorneys?

At Louwrens Koen Attorneys, we deeply understand the expungement process. Our legal team has helped numerous individuals clear their criminal records and move forward with their lives. We take pride in providing our clients the support they need to navigate the expungement process and achieve their goals.
We also understand that the expungement process can be complex and overwhelming. That is why we work closely with each of our clients to ensure they understand their options and are fully informed throughout the process. We aim to give you the confidence and peace of mind you need to expunge your criminal record successfully.

If you have a criminal record in South Africa, it is essential that you take steps to expunge it. With the help of Louwrens Koen Attorneys, you can move forward with your life and pursue new opportunities. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience needed to guide you through the expungement process and help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you expunge your criminal record.



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.


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.

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

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. Remember to take your identity document or passport with you.

Please notify us via Email when done., 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.


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 - R2500
Pay our Invoice for the expungement application.


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.

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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
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FAQ - Criminal Record Expunge ment

What is the quickest and most accurate way to determine if I qualify to remove my criminal record?
The quickest and most accurate way to determine if you qualify to remove your criminal record is to take a free eligibility test provided by an expungement firm. This test applies all the latest expungement laws and criminal circumstances and provides immediate results in about 60 seconds. In most cases, as many criminal records are minor, most clients qualify to remove a criminal record now or at some point in the future.

What is the process of expunging a criminal record in South Africa?

To expunge a criminal record in South Africa, an application must be submitted to the Department of Justice under the South African Expungement of a Criminal Record in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977. The process can be complex and requires the appropriate documents to be filed correctly, along with addressing any legal intricacies.
If the application is approved, the person will no longer be considered convicted of the crime and their criminal record will be permanently removed from the national criminal database. This allows them to truthfully tell employers and other interested parties that they have not previously been convicted of a crime, and the expunged conviction will no longer show up on criminal record checks.
The standard 10-year expungement criteria applies to those convicted of a minor offense, such as a suspended jail term, correctional supervision, or a fine that didn't exceed R20,000, and the conviction must be at least 10 years old. Other classifications of criminal records, such as pending cases or set-aside applications for Admission of Guilt cases, can be removed immediately without the 10-year waiting period.

Louwrens Koen Attorneys can assist with the process and improve the chances of a successful application. Once the criminal history is expunged, it gives the person a fresh start and removes any barriers to employment or other opportunities.

What if I have more than one conviction?
If you have multiple convictions, you may still be eligible to have each of them removed from your criminal record through the process of expungement, as long as each conviction meets the necessary criteria and you have not been sentenced to prison within the past 10 years without the option of a fine. You can apply for expungement using one or multiple packages, depending on the specifics of each conviction.

What service can I expect from Louwrens Koen Attorneys?

At Louwrens Koen Attorneys, we will handle all aspects of the expungement process for you, from start to finish. Our team will always be available to answer any questions you may have throughout the process, and we will keep you informed of your case's progress every step of the way (T&Cs apply, subject to case type). We take pride in providing excellent customer service, as well as top-notch expungement services, to all of our clients.

Here is a general overview of our process:
  1. You will complete an online sign-up, a free assessment process, and make a payment.
  2. We will fully prepare the initial application and all necessary supporting documents using our expertise in South African expungement laws.
  3. We will file all completed documents with the Department of Justice, and all filing fees are included in our fixed fee.
  4. The Department of Justice will review your application and make a decision on whether to grant expungement based on the application.
  5. If your application is successful, you will receive an official signed order from the Criminal Record Centre declaring that your conviction(s) have been expunged (Expungement Certificate).