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California bill would seal 8 million criminal convictions

03/08/2019 6:22 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

Associated Press

March 7, 2019



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California lawmaker and district attorney announced Thursday a proposed law that would automatically clear some 8 million criminal convictions eligible for sealing but that remain public records.


San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and state Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco said the bill if passed would help millions of offenders take advantage of an often overlooked law allowing convicted drunken drivers, burglars and other low-level offenders to seal their records.



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