Gov. Wolf introduces program to help navigate the Clean Slate law

Author: Kara Barmoy/Wednesday, January 2, 2019/Categories: Video

Gov. Tom Wolf joined Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), other members of the House and Senate and advocates to discuss his new program that will make the new Clean Slate law easier to navigate. 

The Clean Slate law was signed into law on June 28, 2018 and took effect on December 26, 2018. It expands criminal record sealing to include more types of offenses that can be sealed by filing petitions. The law also creates an automated computer process that seals arrests that didn't have convictions within 60 days, certain second and third-degree misdemeanors and summary convictions after 10 years. This automatic sealing process will take effect on June 28. 

The new program will provide free legal consultation to those trying to determine if they are eligible for the provisions of the Clean Slate legislation.

Pennsylvania is the first state to implement a Clean Slate law and Gov. Wolf announced today that Pennsylvania remains the only state in the union to have Clean Slate legislation. 

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