. (172) If the charges are filed and then dropped, applicants
In the three states where clearing the record is discretionary, expungement
is irregular and possibly random.
"The last mentioned applications are considered by the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, meaning, expungement
of criminal records.
Cory Booker of New Jersey supports legalization and record expungement
The Arkansas Marijuana Expungement
Amendment (AMEA) would allow people with marijuana convictions "involving marijuana paraphernalia or less than 16 ounces of marijuana to petition a court for release from incarceration, reduction of sentence, expungement
of the conviction and/or restoration of rights."
Advocates of expungement
have also flagged that there are certain situations when pardoned records could be reinstated.
Joe Vitale, D-19th District, said lawmakers were eyeing a plan to merge the decriminalization and expungement
bills, given that the approval of the latter would allow individuals to apply to have their records clear, though it would be for an offense still illegal under state law.
refers to a process used to remove criminal convictions from the state's online records.
All of them put the onus on prohibition's victims to seek the sealing or expungement
of their criminal records, a process that can be complicated, expensive, and time-consuming.
This Note evaluates the evolution of Missouri's expungement
In its ongoing effort to assist pro se litigants, the Minnesota Judicial Branch has posted a 16-chapter video tutorial on how to file for a criminal record expungement