Those With Low-Level Marijuana Convictions Can Apply For Expungement

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JAMESTOWN – Those with low-level marijuana convictions in New York can now apply to expunge their record.

A new form is posted online at NYCourts.gov for people with these convictions to get them erased.

New York Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes says that removing this stain from a record can give someone a second chance to succeed.


“They have a felony on their record, they can’t get a job, they can’t get access to credit, they can’t even get insurance, it’s very hard to get insurance these days when you have a felony. So what do you do? You recidivate,” Peoples-Stokes told our news partner WIVB News4. “The war on drugs has created a system that fuels the jail system rather invest in the lives of people. So I think you have to eliminate that barrier, and give people a chance to start over.”

There is no application fee to apply for expungement.

 



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