|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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