Additionally, the bill also details way for individuals with more serious cannabis-related charges—and those with multiple marijuana-related convictions—to apply through the courts in order to obtain an expungement. Although expungement wouldn’t be done automatically, roughly 25,000 people could get their criminal record cleared through the court system—in a less costly and time-consuming manner.
Having a marijuana arrest, charge, or conviction on your record could negatively affect your ability to seek employment, find a place to live, apply for college, and take advantage of many opportunities in life. This bill would return such economic opportunities to these affected individuals since state voters approved the legalization of recreational cannabis after the 2018 midterm elections.
The bill nearly mirrors the action taken in California to expunge low-level pot-related crimes. Earlier this year, Illinois lawmakers passed a bill to provide pardons to those who have been charged and convicted of possession of 30 grams or less of cannabis.
If you have been charged with a drug crime or are interested in seeking expungement in Okemos, contact White Law PLLC today at (517) 316-1195 and request a free case review.
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