The legislature has passed a new law allowing old drug convictions (where you plead guilty) to be sealed. It has caused quite a bit of phone calls and meetings at the office so I thought I would just put the law out there for People to read.
You have to wait 10 years from:
- the final disposition of ALL criminal proceedings against you (no t charged or convicted of a criminal offense in the 10 years) or;
- your release from jail or prison;
- all restitution, fines and costs have been paid;
- a $200.00 filing fee;
- all reasonable fees by the DA’s office is dealing with your Petition in advance (note: if the Prosecutor objects to your sealing you cannot seal).
The bottom line is if you have an old controlled substance conviction it is absolutely worth looking into sealing your records (before they change the rules again). It is a serious pain in the butt to do but definately worth the effort.