- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

HURON, S.D. (AP) - A state’s attorney in South Dakota is looking to help those who were arrested at one point but never formally charged or had the charges dismissed clear their names.

KOKK-AM reports Beadle County State’s Attorney Mike Moore is planning to host an event possibly next month to help guide people through the expungement process.

Moore says arrests that show up in a person’s background check even if the person was never formally charged or convicted may affect a person’s ability to rent an apartment or get a job.

Moore says the state’s expungement laws expanded Friday, allowing individuals to get expunged Class 2 misdemeanor convictions, including disorderly conduct and tickets issued for driving above the speed limit, after some time has passed.

The expungement must be approved by a judge.

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Information from: KOKK-AM, http://www.kokk.com

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