An Act To Authorize the Expungement of Records of Nonviolent Crimes
Sec. 1. 15 MRSA c. 313 is enacted to read:
EXPUNGEMENT OF RECORDS
§ 2321. Expungement of records of nonviolent crimes
This bill allows a person convicted of a Class E, Class D or Class C crime to petition the court where the person was convicted to expunge all records of the crime 5 years after the completion of the person's sentence. Expungement is not available for persons who have subsequent convictions or pending criminal charges; for crimes involving violence or sex offenses; or crimes that had as an element of the offense victims who were minors or are 65 years of age or older.