July 15th, 2016 was a life altering day for many in our state. On that day, House Bill 40 went into effect and for the first time in Kentucky’s history, certain Class D felonies were eligible for expungement. In the past year, over 1000 Kentuckians have cleared the mistakes of their past and gotten a fresh start in life. By getting their felonies expunged, they’ve gained back rights they lost like the right to vote, serve on a jury, and own a gun. They’ve also gained back the ability to apply for better paying jobs and school and credit loans. Parents with expunged felonies are now able to chaperone their children’s school trips. Lifelong apartment renters are now buying their own homes. And grandfathers and dads are passing on hunting traditions to the next generation. Kentuckians who have taken advantage of this law are making the dreams they thought were lost forever into their new reality because they know their past can’t haunt them anymore.
A year later, it is estimated there are over 90,000 Kentuckians currently eligible to clear their felony records, but haven’t yet seize this opportunity to change their life. Each day more and more people will qualify under the law to expunge their felonies. If you were convicted of an eligible felony, take advantage of this chance to take back control of your life. Don’t let mistakes that were made 10, 15, or 20 years ago define you any longer.
If you’d like to learn more about the expungement process or want to find out if you qualify to expunge your record, contact us at Unconvicted.com. We want all Kentuckians to take advantage of this opportunity, which is why we offer free case evaluations. Give us a call today at 888-400-5730 or click here to use our free app.