Following the DDA Amendments , by Order gazetted Friday, July 10, 2015 the procedure for automatic expungement was established. As set out in the Order, automatic expungement pursuant to section 28A(1) of the Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act, can be triggered in one of two ways:
(i) Upon an application by a convicted person to the Criminal Records Office (CRO) for a copy of that person’s criminal record, the Criminal Records Office shall cause the conviction to be
expunged from the records; and
(ii) The convicted person visits any parish Divisional Headquarters of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and submits his finger prints to an authorized officer. That officer must thereafter transmit
those prints promptly to the CRO which will then confirm whether the conviction falls under section 28A(1) of the Act and proceed to expunge the records. The CRO must notify the Ministry of Justice monthly of all records via method number 2.