Overview Description

Records relating to a first conviction for possession of marijuana, synthetic drugs, or salvia that was voided upon the petitioner's successful completion of the sentence will be sealed by the court. KRS § 218A.276(1), (8), (9).

Ineligible Category or Citation

Only offenses listed in section 218A.276(1) are eligible.

Procedure General

The court can set aside and void a conviction upon the successful completion of a treatment program, probation, or other sentence for a first conviction for possession of marijuana, synthetic drugs, or salvia. If the court voids the conviction, it will order the sealing of all records. For the specific procedure, see KRS § 218A.276.

Fees

See section 218A.276(6) for language regarding payment for treatment.

Effect

A voided conviction is not deemed a first offense under this chapter or for purposes of disqualifications or disabilities imposed by law. KRS § 218A.276(8).

After sealing, the proceedings will not be used against the defendant. The court and other agencies will reply to any inquiry that no record exists. The defendant need not disclose the record on an application for employment, credit, or other type of application. KRS § 218A.276(10).

Waiting Periods

The court can seal the record upon the completion of the sentence.

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