Authorize the Expungement of Records of Nonviolent Crimes

Last updated: May 22, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Miscellaneous
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Eric Brakey, Senate 20 - Androscoggin County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 514

Position:

Opposed. 

RAM testified in opposition in particular the inclusion of Class C crimes.

UPDATE: This bill was voted Ought Not to Pass. LD 1202 is the vehicle and is carried over to 2018.

UPDATE: This bill is tabled as of 4/9/17.

Summary:

This bill allows a person convicted of a Class E, Class D or Class C crime to petition the court where the person was convicted to expunge all records of the crime 5 years after the completion of the person's sentence. Expungement is not available for persons who have subsequent convictions or pending criminal charges; for crimes involving violence or sex offenses; or crimes that had as an element of the offense victims who were minors or are 65 years of age or older.