Criminal Defense Attorney Anastasia Tramontozzi discusses who can see expunged charges, and who cannot. Once you’ve had a charge expunged, you can legally say you’ve never been charged with that crime. Schools, most employers, and private citizens will not be able to find the charges after a few months to a year. However, there are certain agencies like DAs and police academies that can still see the history. Because of the time it takes to purge the systems, we recommend beginning the process early and having an experienced attorney at your side to ensure it’s done properly.