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Certain marijuana convictions on background check reports will soon disappear for New Yorkers

Posted by Brett D. Sherman | Apr 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Business Insider is reporting that New York's new marijuana law, which legalizes marijuana smoking for adults and permits possession of up to three ounces of pot, will result in expungements of convictions for possession of marijuana of three ounces or less. That is very good news for those stigmatized with convictions for possession of marijuana on their employment background check reports.  An expungement makes it as though the conviction never happened. So, if your background check report includes a New York conviction for possession of marijuana for up to three ounces, your background check report will be wrong once the new law is fully implemented. If you find such a conviction on your background check report, contact Sherman & Ticchio.

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Brett D. Sherman

In 2020, 2021, and  2022, Brett was selected by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a "Top-Rated Consumer Law Attorney in New York, NY."


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