Free clinic offered to help expunge and seal past criminal records

A free clinic on May 22 will help York County residents seal their prior criminal records and expunge non-convictions from those records.

MidPenn Legal Services, the York County Bar Association and the York County Bar Foundation are sponsoring the clinic from 5 to 7 p.m.

Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to educate the community on current law and recent changes to criminal justice codes.

A judge's gavel rests on a law book.  (Dreamtime/TNS)

The goal is to help eligible individuals expunge and/or permanently seal their prior criminal records.

The benefit of expunging non-convictions is that it helps those seeking employment be able to honestly say that they have never been convicted of a crime.

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