NY state reformed the Rockefeller drug laws this year and part of that reform will make you mad as hell. Here is a list of felony crimes that can be sealed by a court in connection with a drug crime. How do like - operating a meth lab, using a child as a drug mule or selling drugs on school grounds. Additionally, defendants can ask to have up to three, unrelated prior misdemeanor convictions sealed.
When these convicted drug felons decide they want to be productive in life and work in places like a child care facility, a school, nursing home or some other place that is responsible for taking care of a loved one, their criminal records are sealed and any of these crimes will not be disclosed during a background check.
Crimes That Will be Hidden From Prospective Employers
Crimes listed in 410.91 of the Criminal procedure law subject to be sealed:
1. Burglary in the 3rd degree
2. Criminal mischief in the 3rd degree
3. Criminal mischief in the 2nd degree
4. Grand larceny in the 4th degree
5. Grand larceny in the 3rd degree
6. Unauthorized use of a vehicle in the 2nd degree
7. Criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree
8. Criminal possession of stolen property in the 3rd degree
9. Forgery in the 2nd degree
10. Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree
11. Unlawfully using slugs in the 1st degree
12. An attempt to commit any of the foregoing crimes if the attempt constitutes a felony
13. Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 5th, 4th and 3rd degrees
14. Use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense
15. Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 5th, 4th, and 3rd degrees
16 criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near school grounds
17. Criminal injection of a narcotic drug
18. Criminally using drug paraphernalia
19. Criminal possession of precursors of controlled substances
20. Criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance.
21. Criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material
22. Criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine
23. Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine
24. Unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material
25. Criminal possession of marijuana
26. Criminal sale of marijuana
S 3. The criminal procedure law is amended by adding a new section 160.58 to read as follows:
160.58 CONDITIONAL SEALING OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, MARIHUANA OR SPECIFIED OFFENSE CONVICTIONS.
1. A DEFENDANT CONVICTED OF ANY OFFENSE DEFINED IN ARTICLE TWO HUNDRED TWENTY OR TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE OF THE PENAL LAW OR A SPECIFIED OFFENSE DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION 410.91 OF THIS CHAPTER WHO HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A JUDICIAL DIVERSION PROGRAM UNDER ARTICLE TWO HUNDRED SIXTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER, OR ONE OF THE PROGRAMS HERETOFORE KNOWN
AS DRUG TREATMENT ALTERNATIVE TO PRISON OR ANOTHER JUDICIALLY SANCTIONED DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM OF SIMILAR DURATION, REQUIREMENTS AND LEVEL OF
SUPERVISION, AND HAS COMPLETED THE SENTENCE IMPOSED FOR THE OFFENSE OROFFENSES, IS ELIGIBLE TO HAVE SUCH OFFENSE OR OFFENSES SEALED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.