Under current Kentucky law, felony theft is not eligible for expungement. However, House Bill 47, Rep. Owens' expungement bill, was recently passed in committee. Contact your House member now to express support for passage in the full House. And if you know a Kentucky Senator, start talking now about supporting HB 47 in the Senate.
Summary of House Bill 47:
Amend KRS 431.078 to allow a Class D felony record to be expunged under specified circumstances; create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to require the Administrative Office of the Courts to keep a confidential index of expungement orders for the preparation of presentence investigations; amend KRS 527.040, relating to possession of a firearm by a felon, to exempt individuals who have had their felony records expunged.
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There is no Kentucky statute that allows expungement of felony convictions. We do have two expungement statutes that address misdemeanors and violations and dismissed felonies.
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Currently, the only way to have a felony removed from your record in Kentucky is if you are granted a pardon by the governor.
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