700k Illinois Cannabis Records to Be Expunged – Many Automatically
In 2019, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker House signed several house bills that legalized the recreational use of marijuana and allowed the state to expunge certain individuals’ marijuana possession arrest and conviction records.
For now, we’re going to look at the ones that affected 20 ILCS 2630, the Criminal Identification Act, which concerns the expungement of arrest and conviction records. Some expungements were automatic.
So, how did that work? What about the ones that weren’t automatic? What does expunge mean, [...]