In New York State more than 150,000 people’s marijuana possession convictions were automatically expunged last summer, effectively sealing them from public view. Now, individuals can go a step further by requesting that conviction-related records be completely destroyed. The records include arrest reports, prosecution records, and criminal history. The New York State Unified Court System announced the new process in a press release on Friday, outlining the steps people must take in order to request their case records be destroyed. Unlike expungements, which required no action from people with past convictions, requesting the destruction of records requires filing an official form with the court where the conviction occurred.
Ben Adlin, Marijuana Moment, 09/21/2020 08:39:20