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In the coming week, state’s attorneys in two counties will hold "Expungement Days," offering assistance to Vermonters looking to clear their records of misdemeanor marijuana convictions.
The initiative comes weeks ahead of the July 1 start date for the state's new policy that legalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.
"Why should a person be saddled with a conviction for a lifetime, for behavior that will be legal as of this summer?" asked Windsor County State's Attorney David Cahill, who will hold an expungement clinic on Saturday at Vermont Law School. "I anticipate that it's going to be the first of many steps that we take to get people who are entitled to expungement the actual relief that they deserve."
On this week's podcast, one former Vermonter with two possession charges explains what he hopes to gain from a clean slate. Plus, Vermont Legal Aid's Mairead O'Reilly describes how the expungement process works for those looking to apply.
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