New law allows for sealing of records on some past convictions

A new law takes effect today that helps people with some past criminal convictions have those records sealed.

It’s part of the “Raise the Age” legislation that passed statewide in May.

The new law allows an eligible individual to seek to seal past convictions if they meet certain criteria.

Most crimes qualify, other than a sex offense, a class A or violent felony, homicide, or conspiracy to commit those crimes.

Also, it must be ten years since sentencing and release from jail.

Sealed records would still be available to law enforcement, but not to toe public.

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http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/new-law-allows-for-sealing-of-records-on-some-past-convictions