Archive: Tag: sealing

Nov
22
2019

Expedited Pardon for Non-Violent Marijuana Convictions

Beginning October 1, 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons began accepting applications to pardon non-violent marijuana related convictions.  When an application is successfully filed and granted, the conviction is completely erased from the individual’s criminal record. The criminal convictions that are eligible for this program include the following: Possession of a small amount of marijuana […]

Dec
20
2018

“Clean Slate” for Christmas- Sealing of Criminal Convictions

On December 26, 2018, the Clean Slate Act will provide the ability to petition for an order of limited access for convictions of misdemeanors and other ungraded offenses which are punishable by up to five years’imprisonment.  The person must be conviction-free for at least ten years, and must have paid all court fees and fines.  […]