Vermont AG, Legal Aid host White River Jct. 'expungement' clinic

Published: Feb. 25, 2019 at 9:23 AM EST
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Free legal advice was available Monday to help Windsor County residents get their non-violent criminal records wiped clean.

Vermont Legal Aid, in partnership with the Windsor County State's Attorney and Vermont Attorney General, held an expungement clinic at the state office complex in White River Junction. The event talks people through the process of having a conviction expunged. Some crimes are not eligible, like DUI and domestic violence. But lawyers say the event is a great way to give those who are eligible, a fresh start.

"Vermont's expungement laws are fairly generous but they are quite difficult for a normal person to follow. It's hard for a normal person to navigate all the steps they need to do to get the expungement they are entitled to under the law, and that is why we are having the clinics -- to help get people what they are already entitled to under the law," said Windsor County State's Attorney David Cahill.

Vermont Legal Aid provides free legal service to seniors and low-income Vermonters. The organization has been holding similar expungement clinics once a month at different locations around the state.