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New Expungement Law takes effect today

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thousands more people in Kentucky with criminal histories can wipe their records clean with a new law taking effect Thursday (June 27, 2019). 

Senate Bill 57 makes almost all Class D, low level, felony offenses eligible for expungement with certain conditions if the conviction is at least five years old. The new law is a companion to House Bill 40, which took effect in Kentucky three years ago.

The bill does not apply to sexual offenses, crimes involving children or official misconduct.

"You can now expunge, for the first time, certain minor trafficking and drug cases," said former Jefferson County District Court Judge Benham Sims. "Certain cases where a person had an addiction problem — we can now get those records expunged, and we couldn't before."

Read the full story on the WDRB website.

To learn more about expungement and how to apply: 
https://dpa.ky.gov/clientandcommunityresources/expungement/Pages/default.aspx

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