By RICHARD YOUNG
District 47 State Senator
A new law affecting thousands of Hoosiers recently went into effect that will allow the criminal records of those who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes to be expunged.
This law can make an important difference in the lives of those who have kept their records clean for many years.
For example, previous felony arrest records can cause a job application to be ignored or discarded during a background check, even if the arrest never led to a conviction.