A new law in Arizona is giving people a second chance. Arizonans can petition the court to get a criminal record sealed if they have completed their court sentence and terms. Certain crimes like class one felonies, sexual offenses or serious violent offenses, like using a deadly weapon, cannot be sealed.
“If they go and apply for employment, for example, if it was a Walmart, Target or Raytheon, whatever, they will not be able to see that they have the background, also for housing,” said Da’Mond Holt. He’s the founder and CEO of Fresh Start International – an organization working to reduce the rate at which convicted criminals will reoffend.