I agree if after you have completed the terms of what was stipulated by the court. low level crimes should be expunged. The problem is the individual has to pay a lot of money for court cost to have an attorney get the individuals record expunged. How can they afford it if the individual is unable to get a job. My son 17 years ago was fighting a cop, he paid restitution and spent 30 days in jail. He has not had any contact with the law since. He applied for a job and was suppose to start that next week, the day he was suppose to go in, they called him and told him he has a criminal record. Really after 17 years.