The Clean Slate Act is now in effect in Pennsylvania. This means that Pennsylvania will now automatically seal misdemeanor records of those who were not found guilty, those whose charges were dropped, and those who committed low-level offenses if they have remained crime-free for 10 years.
This new act is aimed to help those who haven’t committed serious crimes or who have proven good behavior over the past 10 years. Removal of these records will help these individuals when they are in need of housing, jobs, or education.
Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate act is the first of its kind in the nation to automatically seal certain criminal records via technology.
Please note that if you live in or hire those that have lived in the state of Pennsylvania, this new legislation will impact records that you will receive.
If you have any questions regarding the new law, please contact the court directly for additional details or see the bill here online. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us anytime.