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NON-SEALABLE OFFENSES ARE NOT A BAR TO OTHER CORI SEALING BY MAIL UNDER CHAPTER 276 SECTION 100A AND NON-SEALABLE OFFENSES

Date: 
09/06/2011
Author: 
Pauline Quirion

Ch. 276, Section 100A "all or nothing" sealing problem resolved--Spread the word

The Commissioner of Probation was denying requests to seal "aged out" cases on a CORI under Chapter 276, Section 100A whenever the requester also had a non-sealable conviction (i.e. a conviction for resisting arrest, witness intimidation, bribery, etc. which can never be sealed). I had some clients in this situation with lots of old cases who mailed in 100A petitions, but were denied because of a single non-sealable conviction.  However, last week they told me they are stopping this "all or nothing" practice.  My clients  got a written response from the Commissioner today sealing their eligible cases, and a separate letter saying that only their non-sealable conviction will not be sealed.

Folks whose petitions were denied in total in the past because a single non-sealable conviction, should mail in another petition if they are still otherwise eligible.

If you hear of any further CORI problems of this sort or with juvenile record sealing, please let GBLS know.


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