SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — By the middle of following week, the Santa Clara County Outstanding Courtroom will reduce or expunge over 11,500 backlogged cannabis conviction documents for extra than 9,000 people today, the court docket mentioned in a information launch Friday.
“The Santa Clara County Exceptional Court docket is happy to be able to get the record clearance of 1000’s of men and women right now,” Presiding Decide Deborah A. Ryan said in a assertion. “We hope this method will present a perception of closure to these people. Obtaining a apparent record also will support those trying to find employment, an problem that is specially essential as corporations start the method of reopening.”
The Point out of California decriminalized the personal possession and use of recreational cannabis with the passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016.
Decide Eric S. Geffon will officially administer the expungements at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, in Dept. 41 of the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice at 190 West Hedding St. Reporters will be authorized to be inside the courtroom with Geffon on Wednesday, but must electronic mail email@example.com to RSVP.
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