Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 21:10
Minors convicted of non-violent felonies could be
given a second chance in a measure tentatively approved by the House this week.
Those who were under age eighteen when the crime was committed would get the
chance to have that crime removed from their criminal records. The offender
would have to go through a long process four years after completion of a prison
term or probation that includes 100 hours of community service. A judge would
make the decision to grant or reject the expunction, but prosecutors, police and
crime victims would also get a chance to comment. A final House vote is
expected this week.