Are You Eligible to Have Your Criminal Record Sealed?
Finding work can be challenging if you have previously been convicted of a crime. In 2012, Massachusetts changed their laws regarding record sealing. The new law allowed people to restrict access to their criminal records five years after a misdemeanor conviction and ten years after a felony conviction- down from ten and fifteen years respectively. Find out now if you are eligible to petition the Commissioner of Probation or the Court (place of filing varies depending on statutory criteria) to have your record sealed.