What To Know About The Second Chance Act

"The Second Chance Act is a game changer"

There is a new law that will make a difference for people in our state. North Carolina’s governor signed a major criminal justice reform bill that received bipartisan support. The “Second Chance Act” allows those charged with or convicted of a crime to erase their criminal record in a number of ways. One of those ways is to allow certain charges for people younger than age 20 to be expunged. It also gives people convicted of felonies the option of asking a judge to remove the conviction from their record in cases *not involving violence or sex crimes. People who have been charged with a crime but had those charges dismissed or acquitted will also be able to have those charged removed from their record. So what does this really mean for people? We sat down with Lashieka Hardin to talk more about this new law.