Summary Convictions Can Now Be Expunged

Governor Rendell signed the bill today. To all of my readers: if you have been convicted of a summary offense, paid all of your fines and costs, and been free of arrest for more than 5 years, you are now eligible to have the conviction expunged.

Also, based on my recent discussion with my contact at the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, the time frame for pardon application review will now be reduced by 10%-20%. So, 12 to 14 months is now my time frame when asked.

By the way, in my opinion, this is a big deal to all Pennsylvanians. This legislation represents a major change in the law of expungements and pardons in Pennsylvania.

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