In the state of Louisiana many offenses of misdemeanor nature and battery can be petitioned for sealing or expungement in the course of 5 t o7 years post-offense. If you however, have repeated offenses or are found guilty of an offense against a minor you will be ineligible for expungement. Louisiana is an interesting state in that it actually will consider expungement requests for offenses including battery against an officer—most never have and likely will not have such flexibility and pardoning in the near future.