Cookin Calvin
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Dear Sir,
My name is Cookin Calvin, a law-abiding citizen residing in the State of
______________. In _____, I was charged with the offense of ______________. I
was able to complete my sentence without any issues.

Since I completed my sentence, I have not been involved in any unlawful activity
whatsoever. However, I continue to encounter a hurdle that has made my life
difficult: the record of case no. ____________ that is available online through the
court’s website. Any member of the general public with internet connection can
access the record.

The record has had a negative impact on my family and I, especially since the onset
of the Covid-19 pandemic. I have missed out on many opportunities because those
who present them find the record whenever they look up my name. As a result, I am
automatically disqualified.

The record has also impacted my family, especially my school-going son. His
schoolmates can also access my record. When at school, my son’s schoolmates pull
up my record and use it to portray me in the worst light and ridicule him. That has
began to affect his mental health.

As a form of transparency, members of the general public have the right to access
court records. However, the foregoing right is not absolute. The right can be limited

for good cause shown. My inability to take up opportunities around me, and my son’s
and family’s mental health constitute good cause to grant the expungement of my
record. Further good cause exists as I have qualified for the expungement of my

Expunging my record will serve public interest. One of the functions of the justice
system is to rehabilitate offenders and reintegrate them back in society.
Reintegrating offenders involves taking steps to remove all barriers that hinder their
integration back in society. Expunging records is one of those ways to ensure that
former offenders do not continue to be punished for their crimes despite serving their
sentences and being rehabilitated.

Reasons wherefore, premises considered, I respectfully request you to issue an
order of the expungement of my record in case number _______________. I am
ready to appear and clarify anything regarding the expungement of my record. Thank
you for taking the time to read this letter. I hope to receive a positive response from
you soon.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cookin Calvin

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