If you have a criminal record, read this

Effective November 14, people with certain misdemeanor convictions can ask the court to seal their records.
Interview (Pennsylvania)

Jane Von Bergen
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 19, 2016

Tags: Criminal Records

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia


Here’s some background from an interview with Sharon Dietrich, who leads the employment law practice at Community Legal Services, and who helped to spearhead this legislation in Pennsylvania.

“There’s a good part to this story. We had just had Act 5 pass. It was signed by Governor Wolf in February, and it goes into effect on November 14th. That is a law that will expand the sealing of misdemeanor convictions, which to this point we’ve never had in Pennsylvania,” Dietrich said.