Updated: Monday, 11 Mar 2013, 11:16 AM MDT
Published : Monday, 11 Mar 2013, 11:16 AM MDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House is poised to consider a Senate-passed bill to allow judges to expunge some criminal records under certain circumstances.
The bill would allow a person to ask a court to expunge records. That could be done under certain circumstances by somebody arrested but not convicted.
Also, petitions could be filed by somebody convicted of a misdemeanor but not charged in other cases for at least five years, or 10 years for domestic violence offenders.
The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/Y4wwR2) reports that people convicted of sex offenses, crimes against minors and drunken driving would not be allowed to request expungement.
Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed a version of the legislation last year.
The House Judiciary Committee approved the current bill Saturday.