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Greenville News
Should it be easier to hide criminal records from public in SC?Greenville NewsThe state should allow former convicts who are granted pardons to have those offenses removed from their public records for good, advocates say.SC law that helps criminals erase convictions from public record is ...Police Newsall 2 news articles »

Charlotte Observer
SC made it easier to hide criminal records from the public. How far should it go?Charlotte ObserverMost notably, that list now includes ways to expunge multiple related offenses if they carry no more than 30 days and a $1,000 fine, and first offense convictions for possession with the intent to distribute drugs, including cocaine, crack and meth.

NJ.com
Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it worksNJ.comThe change to the waiting period only applies to criminal convictions, not disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses. To expunge those, a person must wait five years or try the early pathway option after three years. These waiting periods ...

New York Times
Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to HelpNew York TimesBolstered by a renewed focus, from the Trump administration on down, on helping people with criminal histories participate in society successfully, at least 20 states have created or broadened expungement and sealing laws since the beginning of 2017 ...

The Globe and Mail
Canadians convicted of simple cannabis possession will soon be able to apply for a pardonThe Globe and MailThe government has also decided not to embark on a more complex process of clearing all criminal records proactively, according to the officials. Earlier this year, Ottawa did enact legislation to expunge the records of Canadian men who were criminally ...Ottawa to Grant Pardons to Canadians Convicted of Cannabis PossessionLeaflyall 6,102 news articles »

NJ Spotlight
It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden StateNJ SpotlightToday, changes in the state's expungement law became effective that give people the ability to apply to have certain past criminal charges or a juvenile conviction removed from their records sooner. They also allow multiple offenses to be cleared at ...and more »

Asbury Park Press
NJ marijuana legalization could wipe weed arrests off your criminal recordAsbury Park PressIntertwined with the legal weed debate is a discussion over expungements, the process by which an offender can have a crime retroactively and completely removed from their criminal record. ... "To shift the burden of clearing the stain of an unjust law ...and more »

NBC 7 San Diego
More Than Half of Detained Immigrants in 2017 Did Not Have Criminal Records: DataNBC 7 San DiegoFrom January to April, ICE has detained 731 immigrants with criminal convictions and 539 non-criminal immigrants, data shows. Figures released Wednesday by Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC), a research entity of Syracuse University, ...and more »

New law will clean criminal recordsNJ TODAYLikely thousands of New Jerseyans seeking to expunge their past criminal or juvenile records are expected to begin taking advantage of a new law that takes effect Monday (Oct. 1) to clean their records, according to Akil Roper of Legal Services of New ...

Miami Herald
Another former Biscayne Park cop is going to prison for false arrests of black menMiami HeraldRavelo then pinned five unsolved vehicle break-ins on an innocent black man — again because the town's police chief, Raimundo Atesiano, ordered him to do it to boost his department's clearance rate for property crimes. Between those false arrests ...and more »

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