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
(1) Under Title 17-A, chapter 11, 12, 25 or 35;
(2) That involved violence or domestic violence; or
(3) That had as an element of the offense a victim who was 17 years of age or younger or a victim who was 65 years of age or older.
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 bribery, corruption, violence or sex offenses; or for crimes that had as an element of the offense victims who were minors or were 65 years of age or older.