A bill making it easier for people convicted of certain crimes to have their records expunged is now law in Delaware, and its sponsor is spreading the word.
Expungement can apply to serious and less-serious offenses, said state Sen. Darius Brown, a Wilmington Democrat.
"Gun crimes and some of the more heinous crimes in our society, but since this bill's passed, and as we worked through this bill, there has literally been doctors and lawyers and accountants that have called my office, wanting to know more about the process of adult expungement, because they may have been in college on a dry campus and got caught with a beer," said Brown.
Brown said the law will remove barriers for people, who've paid their debts to society for mistakes in their past.
"Blue-collar jobs, it's white-collar jobs, it's no-collar jobs that are now available for individuals. It's creating opportunities for people to obtain housing and education, and all those things that are so important as we talk about building a vibrant, healthy, strong Delaware economy for everyone," said Brown.
Brown is hosting a free Adult Expungement Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilmington's New Destiny Fellowship Church for people who would like to learn more about the law.