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[Opinion] It Should Be Easier to Expunge Minor Crimes and Give People a Second Chance, Attorney Says


By Akil Roper

Later this year, Pennsylvania will be the first state to implement a system of expungement and sealing of criminal records – that will require the court and law enforcement to expunge automatically certain arrest and conviction records without petitioners having to file a formal application. While other jurisdictions in the nation are considering some form of expedited expungement, New Jersey is well-positioned to, and should, embrace this concept to help blaze a trail to a more efficient and just expungement process.

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