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Neighborhood Legal Services Managing Attorney Ed Stevenson speaks to KDKA's Jon Delano about Pennsylvania's "Clean Slate" legislation signed into law yesterday by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
The first of its kind in the nation, this Clean Slate legislation allows for individuals to petition the courts for their records to be sealed if a person has been free from conviction for 10 years for an offense that resulted in a year or more in prison and has paid all court-ordered financial debts.
Additionally, it allows automatic sealing of records for second or third-degree misdemeanor offenses that included a less than two-year prison sentence if a person has been free from convictions for 10 years, as well as sealing of criminal history records related to charges that resulted in non-convictions.