Authorize the Expungement of Records of Nonviolent Crimes

Last updated: Mar 10, 2020

Details about this bill
Category: Retail Crime
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Jim Dill, Senate 5 - Penobscot County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1897




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 bribery, corruption, violence or sex offenses; or for crimes that had as an element of the offense victims who were minors or were 65 years of age or older.