I’m thinking about introducing a bill that provides a program for people convicted of felonies with classes that convicted felons can go through to have their felony removed and be forgiven for their wrongdoings. It would definitely take a lot of time and a lot of work.
Of course, if a certain crime is committed, people wouldn’t be allowed to do this program. And I believe it should be an application, not just anyone join. The attendees would need to be treated fairly, and at the end, their felony is erased and they may participate in the government.
This would definitely help people who did crime make amends for it without just filing a record expungement. They would need to work for their privileges back. What are your thoughts?
What kind of stuff would you have in mind? What would be in these classes? Who would hold the duty to enforce this and host these classes? The courts would be a thought, but they are already short handed.
As well, you must wait at least like 30-45 days or something since your last felony conviction before doing the program. As you said as well, you can’t have too much crime that was committed.
This peaks my interest. As long as some judge bois and law bois get on it I don’t mind: as well as you ensure the list of crimes that get you excluded from the program is logical.
I would think DOC would hold it. The classes would entail basic things, like coming back into the government, law, etc… The courts wouldn’t be involved.
And yes, they should wait a month or two before they apply for it.
I would think like a probation period too. Like you can’t get arrested ANY (including misdemeanors/felonies, citations excluded) for like a month. If you pass the classes/probation period the expungment would be granted. If you fail, you’re blacklisted from the program for like 6 months or a year.
No judicial involvement is a no go for me.
YES YES YES
According to @DannyboyJurist convicted felons cannot expunge their records, therefore this program is a must have. I don’t want to do crimes (nor have I done any before or after my conviction) but since I cannot expunge my record I have two options; leaving Firestone or doing crimes. So I’ve pretty much left, not been in game since the day I got out of prison. If this become reality I’d return, but not as a law enforcement officer of course. Perhaps as a politician just as you.
watch the crimes that we were convicted for be one of the charges that ultimately keeps us out of this program
The bill will be drafted today.
make sure that the people that will use this program can sign up for it…
cough me cough
If courts ain’t involved in any way, I ain’t supporting
DoJ should have some sort of say in this if you ask me.
How would the courts play a role?
How and why should they have a say?
Idk, be part of the commission that decides on applicants.
Eh, really the only ones that shouldn’t be able to be removed via this are Treason, Coups, bribery, etc.
Courts should be the people that should suggest and approve the entry into the program. I’ll give an example:
- Former Criminal A applies to having a small hearing with a judge where during that hearing, the judge would decide if they are eligible and ready to enter the program. (Let’s say they committed evasion and attempted murder like a month ago)
- Judge gives final verdict saying he is permitted to enter where the person is then transferred to the program with DoC who gives them the classes and such.
- If said person then passes this program after maybe a small test or something, nothing too big, their record can then be expunged and now the person has no record again
- Now former criminal A can reapply to departments (if they ain’t blacklisted and such) and be allowed to enter government (if they ain’t barred)
- Exceptions: Major crimes such as treason is a no go, committing crime during the program is a no no and etc and I do believe there should be something that determines how long the program takes and such depending on how many crimes the person has committed and types and etc
How does that sound @JamesDitomosso