A bill that would allow a judge to decide on expunging an eligible criminal defendant’s record after sentencing was introduced Thursday in the Assembly.
AB 818, sponsored by Nick Milroy, D-South Range, would expand the powers a judge has to wipe a defendant’s record clean. Currently, judges have to make a decision on whether to expunge a record after the successful completion of probation at the time a defendant is sentenced.
In order to be eligible for expunction, a defendant must be 25 years old or younger and be convicted of a crime for which the maximum prison sentence is six years or less.
The bill was referred to the Assembly’s judiciary committee. It is sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Jerry Petrowski, R-Marathon.Follow @eheisigWLJ