People who've found themselves in trouble with the law are getting a second chance due to three new laws taking effect Thursday.
A new law is on the books that expands expungements and people are taking advantage of it.
People lined up outside New Psalmist Baptist Church for a chance to talk to legal experts about changing their lives. Todd Eller was among them with a pot possession charge from 2008.
"I'm unemployed, so I know it's going to come up in a background check, which it has before. Some employers are very concerned with that so if I have a chance to get it shielded or expunged, it would be good for me personally," Eller said.
At the clinic, residents are finding out if they have a conviction that can be shielded, meaning it's taken away from the public view, but not law enforcement.