This bill requires criminal justice agencies to collect and report data about the cases they process.
The Utah Legislature passed excellent expungement reforms this past sessions, but more change lies ahead.
This bill would help thousands of people by automatically expunging records of those with a past low-level criminal history.
This bill decriminalizes sodomy and adultery and modifies penalties related to a number of crimes.
Providing automatic expungements for people with low level criminal history will affect thousands of Utahn’s lives for generations to come.
Besides over-criminalization and a massive increase in the number of people who enter the criminal justice system, funding for public defenders has been a major problem.
Justice and Due Process
Here's an alternative solution for over-criminalization.
This bill relaxes current statute to make it somewhat easier to become eligible for expungement, not only for prior offenses, but for a prior arrest that does not result in prosecution.
This bill not only addresses the plague of over-criminalization, but also addresses one of the chief causes of a bloated amount of misdemeanor offenses.
Something as small as a parking ticket could eventually land you in jail. But what if there was a legal alternative to paying a fine?