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New Law allows Sealing of Certain Criminal Convictions

Has an old criminal conviction prevented you from getting a job or acquiring a benefit you are otherwise eligible to receive? Starting October 7, 2017, persons previously convicted of certain crimes can apply to have those convictions sealed. This statute might assist you or someone you know. If granted, the records of the conviction will generally be unavailable to the public. However, these conviction records will remain available to certain law enforcement agencies, to local officials who license gun possession, to persons who hire police or peace officers, and to the FBI. This new law will not allow a court… Read More

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