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Expungement sessions scheduled in May

Published: 8:45 PM, 04/19/2013

Author: Gilbert Soesbee
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

Have you ever wondered how to have that pesky felony conviction removed from your long-term criminal record?

Some convicted felons, but not all by any means, are eligible to have their criminal record “expunged,” meaning that previous convictions could be cleared from their record. It would be like the convictions never happened.

The month of May could be your opportunity to find out if you are eligible. The Fourth Judicial District Public Defender’s Office is conducting a series of seminars in May across the district “to help people better understand changes to the state expungement process enacted last summer,” said District Public Defender Ed Miller.

“Under the new law, people convicted of Class E felonies can petition a court to have their convictions and their voting rights restored,” Miller said.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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