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Old 06-25-2003, 04:39 PM
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Does anyone know anything about the first time offenders act? I can not seem to find anything about it online. A LEO in another state told me it could be used to expunge a felony (federal) from my record. Is this true? Where can I find information on it?
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Old 06-25-2003, 07:32 PM
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Hi J-X and Welcome to PTO!

Are you referencing the first-time "waiver" when you speak about 'act'??? If so this is what I found, hopefully it will help. I'm also going to move this to the legal forum and see if anybody else has information to help you.

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The first-time offender waiver is an alternative available to offenders with no felony record and with no record of previous, violent or sex offenses or certain drug dealing offenses. With these offenders, a judge has broad discretion in imposing a sentence, including confinement time, crime-related prohibitions and/or community supervision (including education, work, counseling, etc.). For other less serious offenders, partial confinement options include work crew, work release, home detention and work ethic camp.
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Perhaps they were referencing this: HR 1434 Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act of 2003

It was submitted to the House on 3/25/03. You can find some information at FedCure as well as

http://thomas.loc.gov/

Hope this helps.

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Thank you Ladies!... Seems like the waiver is a diversionary program before the imposition of a sentence, or an alternative sentence.

I think the person who started this thread wondered about any federal means of expunging a felony record (if any).. Is that a facet of the waiver itself, or is there some other policy/practice to expunge a record in a Federal case?

(I know states do it at their discretion given a handful of criteria and the luck of the gypsies... They also have post conviction 'Restoration' which involves having a certification that your Civil Rights have been restored and that makes you eligible to Vote and serve on a jury. With THAT you have to still check the 'yes' on a felony conviction, but you then get to provide certificate that you'd been restored, by the Governor.)

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Here's some more food for thought:



Expungement is a procedure whereby you can ask the court to basically expunge or delete your criminal conviction. You are only eligible to do this if you:


Have completed all your sentencing obligations to the court;
The appropriate time limit has expired; and

The crime you were convicted of is one the law permits you to expunge.

In Washington, the law does not have a provision to expunge felonies; Although the legislature is considering a bill to permit expungement of misdemeanors.
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who do you go to talk to about getting a federal nonviolent felony expunged? thx
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