Louisiana Legislature Expands Courts’ Ability to “Set Aside” (Cancel) Convictions to Assist with Expungement

November 6, 2020 | Category: News

The 2020 Louisiana Legislature passed Representative (I-Terrytown) Joe Marino’s bill to increase courts’ authority to set aside or retroactively dismiss convictions of people who successfully complete probation.

The law previously allowed that to court to dismiss only one charge.  The change now allows two.  This improvement permits courts—especially when drug treatment programs are ordered—to entice defendants to perform well by offering the chance to clear up their records which usually have more than one arrest issue.

2020 Regular Session, Act 70