Tag Archives: Criminal Justice Reform

Through Groundbreaking Class Action, Hundreds of New Yorkers Have Old Marijuana Convictions Sealed

“There’s no reason a conviction for smoking or possessing marijuana should follow New Yorkers for life. I was honored to work with defense providers to seal these records and remove unnecessary obstacles to employment, housing, education, and other opportunities for hundreds of New Yorkers.”

People Convicted of Low-Level Marijuana Crimes in Manhattan Will Have Records Sealed

“Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and attorneys from nonprofit and pro-bono legal-services groups, including the Legal Aid Society, collaborated for nearly a year on the petition to seal the criminal records of some marijuana offenses, such as smoking in public or possessing less than 25 grams of the drug.”