By Natalie Dattilio
A clinic in April will provide a second chance to those arrested or convicted on certain crimes, for a price.
Shawnee Co. Courts Administrator Charles Hydovitz told County Commissioners Thursday morning about “Expungement Day.” On April 20th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ag Hall, the Topeka Bar Association will offer people with certain qualifying criminal arrests, convictions and diversions the chance to get those expunged.
“They could have DUI’s, some misdemeanors, some felonies, but it all depends on what those actual charges were, and the disposition and the length from the final disposition,” Hydovytz said. “So, if it’s something that happened at the end of last year, the chances are they’re not going to qualify. However, it’s all on a case by case basis.”
The process will cost $195 per conviction and it’s only for adults with Shawnee Co. District Court convictions. Hydovytz says each case will have a follow-up hearing in June.