Some criminal convictions are now eligible for expungement under the Justice Reinvestment Act, which went into effect on October 1, 2017. As a general rule, a case with a Guilty disposition cannot be expunged. However, some misdemeanor convictions will be expungeable after October 1, 2017, provided they meet certain criteria.
- The case must be from at least 10 years ago.*
- The 10 years starts at the end of any jail time or probation imposed.
- The 10 years does not start from the date of the conviction.
- You can’t have been convicted of any new crimes since then.
- Unless the new conviction(s) become expungeable.
*Second degree assault has a 15 year waiting period.
If you have a criminal record, contact the attorneys at SLH today to find out if your prior criminal convictions are now eligible for expungement under the Justice Reinvestment Act.