New Marijuana Expungement / Expunction Laws after June 8, 2015
Now that marijuana is legalized in Oregon, a marijuana expungement is easier! Senate Bill 364 became law on June 8, 2015 which requires the court to consider marijuana offenses committed before July 1, 2013 to be classified as if the conduct occurred on July 1, 2013 when determining if a person is eligible for a marijuana expungement. On July 1, 2013 many marijuana offenses were re-classified as lesser crimes. The effect of the passage of Senate Bill 364 means that some marijuana convictions that were not previously eligible for expungement are now eligible. The effect of the passage of Senate Bill 364 will also mean reduced prison sentencing of those convicted of marijuana offenses before July 1, 2013.
Even if you were convicted of a Class A or B felony in relation to marijuana, you may be eligible for an expungement provided you have successfully completed probation and considering the rest of your criminal history. If you might be eligible, call an Oregon Marijuana Expungement Attorney at (503) 238-1010.
Awesome Marijuana Expungement / Expunction Laws on the Horizon
The bill that we are anxiously awaiting passage is HB 3372 which provides for a reduction of sentence for inmates convicted of crimes related to marijuana and sentenced before July 1, 2015, who would not be guilty, or who would be guilty of committing a lesser offense, if the defendant had been sentenced on or after July 1, 2015, the date that Oregon voters legalized marijuana for recreational use.