Expunge Your Past
Video Transcribed: Who would be able to seek expungement for marijuana-related convictions and records under State Question 820? I am Ope Adegbuyi, a medical marijuana business defense lawyer in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
According to State Question 820, there will be a process for individuals to seek the expungement or modification of certain previous marijuana-related convictions or sentences. A person who is currently serving a sentence or who has completed a sentence for a marijuana-related offense could apply to have their conviction reversed, dismissed, or resentenced if that person would be guilty of a lesser offense or not guilty of any crime.
Had the provisions in the initiative been in effect at the time of the conviction, the court will be required to grant the resentencing, or conviction reversal unless the state proves by clear and convincing evidence in a hearing that granting the petition will pose an unreasonable risk of danger to an identifiable individual safety.
For those granted modified sentences, any outstanding fines, court costs, and fees will be waived. So this means that if the crime you committed is less than what your offense is, or you would not have been guilty at all, if the State Question 820 had been passed when your crime had taken place, then you’ll be able to get a resentencing, a reversal, or a dismissal on your case.
For more information, you can contact me, a marijuana business regulation attorney in Oklahoma, at oklahomamedicalmarijuana.attorney.