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Attorney wants changes made after Dietrich case

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell addressed a panel regarding the need for legislative changes to expungement and juvenile court confidentiality issues.

Kentucky statutes contain three definitions for the word 'violation' leading to confusion among the judiciary regarding misdemeanor expungement eligibility.

Kentucky Juvenile Court confidentiality statutes are among the strictest in the country, allowing no public scrutiny of district court cases, regardless of the seriousness of the crime.

O'Connel has been pushing the issue since Savannah Dietrich, 17, got in trouble for tweeting about a sexual attack.

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