posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:50 AM
reply to post by FinalAccount2008
My view is this, assuming it was a non-violent crime - Once you pay your debt to society, whether it be by probation/fines/jail, your debt should be
considered repayed and all your rights should be restored, assuming you're not a habitual offender. (Habitual offenders are another topic). After a
period of time, the general public (in this case employers) should not be able to see your background. However, I believe law enforcement should
always be able to access a record.
In regards to period of time, using a non-violent felony such as drug possession (not saying I actually agree with current laws in that area) or
credit card abuse as an example, I would say the period of time should be atleast a few years, maybe between 3-5. I choose a few years after probation
or jail as a way to show you're not reoffending after you completed your debt.
Im open to hear new idea's about this and may end up changing my views one way or another after hearing others opinions.
edit on 24-1-2014 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)