Yet more research indicates what I often say: everyone needs a free pass.
Even though my belief is more predicated toward lesser offenses, it still mostly applies.
After 10-13 years of no further offenses, a person with a criminal background is no more likely to commit a further crime than someone who has never been convicted.
I know that flies in the face of conventional logic – but it is worth thinking about the implications.
(I’ve previously talked about DWI laws – if you didn’t hurt anyone and make amends for it, 1 DWI is a pardonable offense.)