California Marijuana Convictions Getting Expunged
California is next on the list of states throwing out past convictions for marijuana, allowing one to expunge their record completely, versus sealing a record which means a conviction would still appear on your record, but the details would be unknown.
The bill was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown earlier this week.
Other states that have done the same are Oregon, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
There are also cities individually that have passed similar laws such as San Francisco, Seattle and San Diego.
What makes California’s marijuana law unique is that records are automatically expunged while in other states or cities, a Petition would have to be filed in court.
If you have been convicted of a crime in either of those states or municipalities related to marijuana, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Employers routinely fire employees for testing positive for marijuana use even though marijuana is legal.