New York state officially "raises the age"

October 07, 2017 06:56 PM

NEW YORK STATE - New York state has officially raised the age.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Raise the Age law took effect across the state Saturday. The law allows people who have remained crime free for 10 years to request certain past convictions be sealed.

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Cuomo says law-abiding citizens shouldn't be branded with the stigma of non-violent crimes if they've turned their life around.

Certain crimes, including sex crimes and violent felonies, cannot be sealed.


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