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Automatic Criminal Record Sealing Goes into Effect for Certain Pa. Felony Convictions



Certain criminal records will be automatically sealed on June 11 through Pennsylvania's expanded Clean Slate Law.


The law goes into effect June 11, 2024. The Clean Slate Law seals certain criminal records from public view. Lawmakers say this changes lives by allowing people with records to access jobs, housing, education, and other opportunities.


Now, for the first time, certain felony convictions can be sealed in Pennsylvania. Individuals with criminal records can visit MyCleanSlatePA.com to find out if their records are eligible for sealing.


Champions of the Clean Slate Law say its been hugely successful in helping Pennsylvanians access opportunity. In 2018, Pennsylvania became the first state in the nation to enact automated record sealing.


The state has sealed 45 million records since then.


Additionally, on June 11, Community Legal Services is launching a new automated service that will help people understand their record clearing eligibility. The new service is called the Clean Slate Screener.


The screener is free and will provide an way for individuals to view their Pennsylvania criminal record and understand if it can be cleared.

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