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?