New York proposes legislation to clear criminal records after three years for misdemeanors, seven for most felonies.

Follow the recent developments in New York’s proposed legislation (S211/A1029) that would seal New Yorker’s conviction records to help them secure jobs, professional licenses, and safe housing.

The current version states that DMV personnel would still be able to see drunk-driving convictions, and police, prosecutors, and judges would see criminal records for internal use but would not be made public. Sexual offenses that require public registration would remain public.

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