NEW LAW ALLOWS CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS TO BE SEALED
February 16, 2018
On October 7, 2017 the new § 160.59 of New York’s Criminal Procedure Law went into effect. Under this law you are able to seal up to two criminal convictions, but only one felony. You are able to apply to seal a conviction for all crimes except violent felonies, sex crimes and class A felonies.
You are eligible to seal your Criminal Record if:
- You have had only two criminal convictions in your life (If you have had more than two criminal convictions, you are not eligible)
- Only one of those convictions is a felony (If both are felonies, you are not eligible)
- The convictions were not for “violent crimes” (If either of the two convictions was for a “violent crime”, you are not eligible)
- The convictions took place more than 10 years ago (If either of the convictions were less than 10 years ago, you are not eligible)
Your application will be denied if:
- You were required to register as a sex offender.
- You have been convicted of more than two offenses.
- Less than 10 years have passed since the date of your last conviction or the date that you were released from incarceration.
- You have been arrested and have a charge pending.
- You have been convicted of more than one felony.
- You have been convicted of more than two crimes.
Call our law firm to have an attorney file a Notice of Motion and Affidavit in Support of your application.