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Bennington Banner
Help with clearing their recordsBennington BannerWhatever their cases, the attendees of Thursday's drop-in daylong expungement assistance program at the Vermont Superior Court Bennington sought help in removing old convictions from criminal records. By around 11 a.m., about seven people had ...

New York Daily News
Assembly Speaker Heastie says prior marijuana arrests should be cleared off criminal records if pot becomes legalNew York Daily News"The public's opinion is evolving on marijuana but as I've said ... we have to look at it from a criminal justice aspect as well," Heastie said. "You have a lot of people who have arrest records, criminal records because of marijuana use, so if we get ...and more »

Billy Penn
On clearing records, District Attorney's push for reform extends beyond the Philly officeBilly PennOne of Larry Krasner's stated goals when he was elected Philadelphia District Attorney was to reform the criminal justice system. Five months into his tenure, it's apparent those efforts won't be limited to moves within the office itself. Several ...

MERRY JANE
Over Two-Thirds of Americans Support Cannabis Legalization, New Poll FindsMERRY JANEAs support for cannabis reform grows across the country, legislators in several states and cities have already proposed or enacted laws to allow former marijuana offenders to seal, clear, or expunge their criminal records. Even with these new laws ...and more »

NJ.com
N.J. pot convictions could be wiped from record if drug is legalized ...NJ.comOne of the key parts of marijuana legalization is clearing the records of people who have been charged with low-level marijuana crimes in the past.New Jersey, Delaware Legislators Consider Clearing Marijuana ...Marijuana.comall 6 news articles »

WZZM13.com
wzzm13.com | What happens to convictions if pot becomes legal?WZZM13.comSome states where recreational marijuana is legal make it easier for people previously convicted to have their records expunged or sealed -- Michigan could be ...Marijuana convictions could disappear if voters legalize potDetroit Free Pressall 2 news articles »

Center For American Progress
Voters Across Party Lines Support Clean Slate LegislationCenter For American ProgressAlthough Americans remain split on numerous issues in contemporary politics, a new study finds widespread support among voters for states to automatically seal the records of nonviolent criminal offenders, allowing people who have served their time and ...

PennLive.com
Bill giving some criminal offenders a second chance at a 'clean slate' advancesPennLive.comLegislation that would give low-level, non-violent criminal offenders a chance at clearing their record to rebuild their lives is moving closer to vote possibly before the end of the month. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday unanimously approved ...

Marijuana.com
Legal Weed: Delaware Weighs Clearing Drug Convictions; California Tackles Youth Safety and BankingMarijuana.com... criminal records to provide mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession or consumption of cannabis before decriminalization on Dec. 18, 2015. To be eligible, individuals must have only a marijuana ...Canada becomes second country to legalise cannabis useThe Guardianall 1,436 news articles »

Public Defender's Record Mitigation Clinic helps clear criminal recordsWinters ExpressWhen a criminal conviction cannot be avoided, the Yolo County Public Defender's Record Mitigation Clinic can help clear up a criminal record. California law allows certain offenders to petition the court to expunge past convictions, reduce felony ...

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