Proposed Law Could Expunge Criminal Record

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

June 9, 2013 Updated Jun 9, 2013 at 6:45 PM EDT

UNDATED (www.incnow.tv) – A new Indiana law could open up job opportunities for thousands of rehabilitated ex-offenders.

The law, which takes effect July 1, 2013, will allow some criminal records to be expunged from public background checks.

According to the Herald Bulletin, the goal is to remove the crimes from background check search engines used by employers so that the crime doesn't prevent a rehabilitated ex-offender from finding a job.

The report says the law will mark the first time Indiana has allowed crimes, such as drunken driving and drug dealing, to be erased by the courts.

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