ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) - A new law that will clear old criminal records for Hoosiers will take effect July 1.
24-Hour News 8 news partner The Herald Bulletin reports the law will erase criminal records for a variety of crimes such as drunk driving and drug dealing. The current law gives courts limited authority to hide some crimes – considered low level – from view. Sex crimes and public official misconduct will not be cleared by new law.
The person must petition the court and show how they have redeemed themselves in order to get their record expunged.
The law was passed to help rehabilitated people who are looking for jobs.
The records will be invisible to everyone except for law enforcement agencies.
Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings says it’s hard for people who have spent time in prison to get back on their feet and get a job and feels it shouldn’t be any harder than it already is for them.
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