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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure


(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 8006)
  • § 8006. Notice of collateral consequences and eligibility for expungement upon release

    (a) Prior to the completion of a sentence, an individual in the custody of the Commissioner of Corrections shall be given written notice of the following:

    (1) that collateral consequences may apply because of the conviction;

    (2) the Internet address of the collection of laws published under this chapter;

    (3) that there may be ways to obtain relief from collateral consequences;

    (4) that the conviction may be eligible for expungement or sealing pursuant to section 7602 of this title;

    (5) contact information for government or nonprofit agencies, groups, or organizations, if any, offering assistance to individuals seeking relief from collateral consequences; and

    (6) that conviction of a crime in this State does not prohibit an individual from voting in this State.

    (b) For persons sentenced to incarceration, the notice shall be provided not more than 30 days and at least 10 days before completion of the sentence. If the sentence is for a term of less than 30 days then notice shall be provided when the sentence is completed.

    (c) For persons receiving a sentence involving community supervision, such as probation, furlough, home confinement, conditional reentry, or parole, the notice shall be provided by the Department of Corrections in keeping with its mission of ensuring rehabilitation and public safety.

    (d) For persons receiving a penalty involving a fine only, the court shall, at the time of the judgment, provide either oral or written notice that the conviction may be eligible for expungement or sealing pursuant to section 7602 of this title. (Added 2013, No. 181 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; amended 2017, No. 57, § 2.)