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Change to criminal law in New York will also give ex-cons chances to seal records
Posted by news on 4/21/2017 4:26:00 AM.
A change in state law which raises the age of criminal responsibilty from 16-years old to 18-years old will also allow thousands of convicts to seal up their criminal records.


New York attorney Rick Collins told syracuse.com that anyone who has stayed out of legal trouble for 10 years can seal up to two prior convictions--only one felony. The ex-con will have to fill out an application, which can be reviewed by a district attorney and any potential victims, and anyone convicted of violent or sexual crimes is not eligible.

While included in the state budget, the change in law won't take effect until this fall.

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