Historic Pennsylvania Law To Seal Millions Of Criminal Charges Automatically
Starting Friday, July 5, 2019, Pennsylvania will be the first state to automatically seal criminal records for non-convictions, summary offenses and most nonviolent misdemeanor convictions. What that means is that authentic public record filings will disappear and will no longer be available for public inspection.
WHY is that a good thing for the millions of law-abiding citizens compared to those that have those criminal record filings? Here is the link to the article, most likely effecting public records with the most court filings in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, York, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Lancaster counties.
Read in NPR: https://apple.news/AC-kZ-Q_xRnaZsMCgD3_NUw
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