Get Out of Jail Free Card
February 24, 2010
Today is “Get out of Jail Free” day in Miami-Dade County Florida, sort of. According to NBC5 Miami, “If you have an arrest record in Miami-Dade County, don’t walk, run to the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens tomorrow because the State Attorney’s Office is offering a chance to start over again.”
The state will expunge arrest records that didn’t result in criminal charges or certain minor infractions for free; in essence, they’ll wipe out the records. Give the struggle to find gainful employment these days, I actually think this is a good idea so long as it is limited to the parameters described above. Most employers that conduct employment background checks wouldn’t use these in their hiring decision, but being able to come in with a clean record is certainly helpful.
See story below.
State Attorney’s office expunging records for free tomorrow
The “Second Chance” One-Stop Sealing and Expungement program will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for people who have not been convicted of a crime, but probably pleaded no contest to minor charges. And it’s free.
Considering the number of celebrities and sports figures who get cuffed down here, it might turn into a red carpet event. Make sure to bring your cameras.
The Second Chance program is sort of a get-out-of-jail free pass, only you’re not really in jail anymore.