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Rockefeller Drug Law Reform

Since 2009, Judges can conditionally seal certain drug-related crimes, including felony drug, marijuana, or non-drug crimes committed because of substance abuse. Below is a list of felonies and misdemeanors that you can ask to be sealed:

  • PL 140.20 - Burglary in the 3rd degree
  • PL 145.05 - Criminal mischief in the 3rd degree
  • PL 145.10 - Criminal mischief in the 2nd degree
  • PL 155.30 - Grand larceny in the 4th degree
  • PL 155.35 - Grand larceny in the 3rd degree,
    but not if the property consists of 1 or more firearms, rifles
    or shotguns
  • PL 165.06 - Unauthorized use of a vehicle in the 2nd degree
  • PL 165.45 - Criminal possession of stolen property
    in the 4th degree
  • PL 165.50 - Criminal possession of stolen property
    in the 3rd degree, but not if the property consists of one or more firearms, rifles or shotguns
  • PL 170.10 - Forgery in the 2nd degree
  • PL 170.25 - Criminal possession of a forged instrument
    in the 2nd degree
  • PL170.60 - Unlawfully using slugs in the 1st degree
  • An attempt to commit any of the offenses listed above
  • Any class B, C, D or E controlled substance (drug)
    or marijuana felony offense
  • Controlled substance (drug) or marijuana misdemeanor offenses

You can ask the court to seal these convictions even if they happened before the law was changed in 2009.

For more information, visit Sealed Records: Drug-Related Crimes.

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