In my opinion, H.R. 5492 titled "Fresh Start Act of 2010" is a change in our federal criminal procedure that should be enacted. Among other things, this proposed legislation will enable a first time offender convicted of a "nonviolent criminal offense" to have "Any official record relating to the arrest..., the institutuion of criminal proceedings..., or the results thereof (including conviction) for the nonviolent offense" expunged. The order granting expungement "shall restore the individual...to the status such individual occupied before the arrest or institution of criminal proceedings for the nonviolent offense that was the subject of the expungement". I will definitely sign your petition and encourage my fellow criminal defense lawyers in Georgia to do the same. God bless you in your efforts to get this bill into law.