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"We recognize the importance of restorative justice in Will County, and this joint effort is one example of working cooperatively in our community to assist those who need it most," Schoenstedt said in the release.
Glasgow said in the release he anticipates filing a motion in March to apply to all low-level marijuana possession cases, of less than 30 grams, for offenses which took place between Jan. 1, 2013, and Jan. 1, 2020. Subsequent motions will pertain to cases that took place at earlier dates.
While Glasgow argued such a motion will benefit the judicial system, law enforcement and the individuals themselves, he said the process is a significant undertaking.
There are over 11,000 cases eligible for automatic expungement under the law in Will County, according to Carole Cheney, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office. She added Glasgow could include additional cases in his motions.