–Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), author of a new law that seals low-level criminal records after 10 years without a subsequent criminal arrest, urged those who may be eligible for this opportunity to act. She participated today in a press conference on the issue with Gov. Tom Wolf at the Pennsylvania CareerLink in Harrisburg.
“Sometimes people make stupid mistakes in their youth,” Delozier said. “Minor indiscretions should not prevent someone years later from getting a job or obtaining good housing. As author of this new law, I encourage anyone with a nonviolent criminal record to see if they are eligible for this opportunity. It is an honor to spearhead this effort and help make Pennsylvania a leader in the movement to erase a minor indiscretion from a person’s record.”
Act 56 of 2018
automatically seals records of second- and third-degree misdemeanor criminal convictions after 10 years without a subsequent arrest, prosecution or conviction. This sealing will occur between June 2019 and June 2020. Other records could be sealed if a court petition is filed before June 2019. Anyone can receive a free screening on whether a criminal record is eligible for sealing, by visiting mycleanslatepa.com
Pennsylvania is the first state in the nation to enact this type of legislation.
The 88th Legislative District in Cumberland County includes Lower Allen and Upper Allen townships and the boroughs of Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, New Cumberland, Shiremanstown and Wormleysburg.
Representative Sheryl Delozier
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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