Area roundup: Learn about criminal record expungement at Friday session  Muncie Star PressMUNCIE — Do you have questions about criminal record expungement? Get answers at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Maring-Hunt Library during an information ...

Expungement fair will offer info, job opportunities for those with criminal records - The Advocate-Messenger  Danville AdvocateYou have read 0 of 8 articles. Log In or Subscribe. A free expungement fair has been scheduled this week to assist those who want to find out if their criminal ...

County residents with criminal records look for clean slate at expungement event  The State Journal-RegisterColby Gibson, 36, is open about the mistakes he made early in life, which include guilty pleas to battery and criminal trespass charges.“I'm trying to change my ...

Free record expungement workshop offered at ACTC  Huntington Herald DispatchASHLAND — A free criminal record expungement workshop will be offered on Friday, Nov. 30 at Ashland Community and Technical College's main campus.

Bar Buzz: Criminal expungement—the movie  Minnesota LawyerThe Minnesota Judicial Branch has posted a 16-chapter video tutorial on how to file for a criminal record expungement.

Expungement clinic scheduled at Goodwill Industries | News  Bowling Green Daily NewsTwo expungement fairs last year led to some 20 people getting jobs, according to South Central Workforce Development Board President and CEO Robert ...

Get rid of your marijuana record in NJ? Expungement moves ahead  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioThose convicted of possession of small amounts of marijuana in the Garden State could soon see their records vanish.

Somerville passes resolution, supports State House bill expunging marijuana records  Tufts DailyThe Somerville Board of Aldermen approved a resolution on Nov. 20 in support of Massachusetts House Bill 2785, which would expunge the criminal records of ...

AG, Legal Aid and Chittenden state’s attorney host expungement clinic  vtdigger.orgNews Release — Office of Vermont Attorney General December 11, 2018. Contact: Natalie Silver Community Outreach and Policy Coordinator 802 595 8679.

Off the record  Illinois TimesA conviction and prison time for marijuana possession more than 10 years ago prevents him from becoming a registered nurse, said one of the 204 who showed ...

Expungement clinic gives Vermonters a fresh start  WCAXWINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX) An expungement clinic in Winooksi is aimed at helping Vermonters put their criminal pasts behind them. State officials say It's the first of ...

Expungement session now set for Dec. 14 | Local News  Elizabethtown News EnterpriseAn information session regarding expungements that was called off by inclement weather earlier this month has been rescheduled for Dec. 14. The free session ...

Editorial: Expungement law is legal wisdom  Anniston StarMost of the expungement cases are charges of prescription drug possession or theft or receiving stolen property, and are often a matter of misunderstandings.

Essex, Hudson Lawmakers Want To Make Expungements Easier In NJ  Belleville, NJ PatchWhen you've got a criminal record, punishment often doesn't end at the courthouse. This bill would help thousands in NJ get a *fresh* start. By Eric Kiefer, Patch ...

MVLS tracking impact of driver's license violations on clients  Maryland Daily RecordThe Maryland Volunteer Lawyers *Service* has been taking a closer look at the impact driver's license violations have on low-income Marylanders' ability to get ...

Shelby County program helps expunge 179 charges for county inmates  WMCSheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. announced Wednesday that his office and General Sessions Clerk Edward Stanton Jr. have successfully expunged 179 charges for 37 ...

Court officials help with expungement process  The-reviewArea residents with a criminal record got some insight into how to make it go away Saturday morning at Alliance Municipal Court. Municipal Court Judge Andrew ...

Cant Get Job Because Of Criminal Record? Hoboken Clinic May Help  Hoboken, NJ PatchHoboken Free Event: Expunging Criminal Records - Hoboken, NJ - Hoboken city officials will hold a free clinic on the expungement process, which can help ...

Coupling Expungement With Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey Means the Cannabis Industry Can Do Well by Doing Good - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonJZSA bill legalizing marijuana for recreational use won committee approval by wide margins in both houses of New Jersey's legislature this week. The bill ...

Sealing or expunging a Massachusetts OUI arrest  Augusta Free PressIf you have been arrested for an OUI in Massachusetts and would like to have your record sealed, or the arrest expunged from your criminal history, there are a ...

Norfolk DA pushes campaign to help people expunge some mistakes in the past  The Boston GlobeThe chief law enforcement officer in Norfolk County is launching a campaign Thursday to help people rewrite their life stories — by obliterating their criminal past ...

Letters to the Editor 12/6/18  Illinois TimesALPLM: NOT JUST OLD HAT I read Bruce Rushton's latest article about the ALPLM and its foundation (“Another day, another circus,” Nov. 29) with interest, as ...

Your Illinois News Radar » More details emerge about cannabis legalization  The Capitol Fax BlogMonday, Dec 10, 2018. * Illinois Public Media News interviewed Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) about her work on a new legislative draft to legalize ...

Talking Law: Expunging a Criminal Charge  Maui NowHave an old dismissed or deferred criminal charge haunting your record? David Sereno gives us the steps to get it expunged in this Talking Law video.

Denver Mayor Opens Expungement Options for Over 10,000 Marijuana Convictions  WestwordDenver Mayor Michael Hancock announced a new citywide effort to expunge low-level marijuana convictions that occurred in Denver before recreational ...

Willig, Williams & Davidson Attorney Receives Award from…  Virtual-Strategy MagazineWillig, Williams & Davidson Attorney Receives Award from Philadelphia Bar Association Ryan Allen Hancock was honored for his criminal record expungement ...

NDP MP Murray Rankin is pushing for expungement of weed convicitons  GreencampThe NDP Member of Parliament Murray Rankin is making the government's last effort to pass a bill which would introduce expungement for cannabis ...

Home delivery, weed lounges in N.J.’s latest legalization plan  Philly.comThe bill to legalize marijuana in New Jersey is a 166-page goodie bag that says yes to home deliveries made through a smartphone app and to BYOW ...

Urban League Track Complex Gets $3M Gift And Challenge To Raise More  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleThe Louisville Urban League is nearly halfway to its funding goal for a $35 million track and field facility, which it is planning to build in the West End starting next ...

From the Hill: The millstone of a cannabis conviction  Boundary Creek TimesRichard Cannings writes about records expungement for cannabis convictions.

Expungement event scheduled in White Castle Saturday, Dec. 15  WAFBRAX WorldWide has announced they'll be holding an expungment event in White Castle on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Clara White Mission hosts Second Chances Job Fair  WJXT News4JAX More than a dozen local companies will be encouraging second chances for job seekers with a criminal record.

Lawmakers, business leaders urge McConnell to call for criminal justice reform vote  Insider LouisvilleA bipartisan group of government and community leaders called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop holding up a vote on a federal criminal ...

Racial Justice and Legal Pot Are Colliding in Congress  POLITICOThe latest fight over criminal justice reform is over allowing felons access to newly legal aspects of the cannabis industry. Lawmakers are getting woke — slowly.

Feds must move on expungements | Opinion  The Daily CourierCannabis was legalized in Canada this October, but unfortunately the federal government didn't include one important piece in that legislation: expungement of ...

Poll: Is Marijuana Measure Good to Go or Does It Need To Be Tweaked?  NJ SpotlightNow that we've all had a good laugh about the joint committee on marijuana legalization, we want to know what you think is right — or wrong — with the ...

More misdemeanors should be expunged | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona MirrorSeveral years ago, Pennsylvania passed a law expanding the allowances on what criminal offenses could be expunged. While this helped some, it still left ...

NDP MP makes last plea for feds to issue pot expungements, not pardons  CTV NewsWith the federal government's promised pot pardon bill yet to be tabled, NDP MP Murray Rankin is poised to make one final plea for the Liberals to back his bill ...

Ex-offenders get a chance at a clean slate  newschannel20.comOn Saturday, around two hundred Sangamon County residents had the opportunity to get their criminal record wiped clean for free. It was for the ...

Legal weed debate in New Jersey now focuses on erasing discriminatory marijuana arrests  Philly.comNew Jersey lawmakers weigh social justice bill as a way to win more votes for legal weed and to remedy past discriminatory marijuana arrests.

Here's how to get a criminal record expunged  AZ Big MediaHaving a criminal report even after being proven innocent can be a smear on your name. Find out what you can do to get a criminal record expunged. One-third ...

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comIf you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in luck. A law that went into effect ...

Tulsa to host Expungement Expo to assist eligible individuals seal criminal records  Tulsa WorldIn addition to local and county legal organizations in attendance providing free services, the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office, the Tulsa County Clerk's ...

Prisoners may have option for release under recreational pot bill  newschannel20.comThe senator sponsoring a bill to legalize recreational marijuana said it may include a path for inmates to be released from prison if they're only charged with ...

Possession pardons should be next step in cannabis legalization  Trail TimesCannabis was legalized in Canada this October, but unfortunately the federal government didn't include one important piece in that legislation: expungement of ...

Whitmer will consider forgiving marijuana crimes  The Detroit NewsGov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer will pursue executive action or legislation to free inmates and expunge criminal records for those convicted of marijuana crimes that ...

The Emerald Cup Launches Charity Arm at Annual Cannabis Celebration  GlobeNewswireEmerald Cup Charities to Donate Portion of 2018 Event Revenue to Freedom Grow; Host of First-Ever Cannabis Karma Bank.

Sunday Commentary: There's a Wave of Progressive Prosecutors, But We've Been Left Behind  The People’s Vanguard of DavisDespite a closer than expected election back in June in Yolo County, the hope for progressive reform remains elusive. This past week there was an op-ed in.

What Happens To Pot Convictions If Illinois Legalizes?  WILL News - Illinois Public MediaSeveral attendees to a recent Illinois Newsroom event about legalizing recreational marijuana asked what will happen to those who are currently incarcerated ...

Booker should have been in this picture with Trump, supporting the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill  NJ.comBy Robert Weiner and Jared Schwartz. Finally, after years of wrangling over reasonable criminal justice reform, Congress is about to pass serious legislation on ...

Seminar on criminal records expungement planned | Local | herald-review.com  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — A seminar criminal records sealing and expungement is schedule at be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Mrs. K. Community Center, 249 S. Webster ...

NJ marijuana legalization could wipe weed arrests off your criminal record  Asbury Park PressNew Jersey legislators are expected to institute automatic expungement for marijuana possession as part of any marijuana legalization law.

Criminal record expungement project has helped nearly 400 East Baton Rouge residents since October  The AdvocateFor dozens of people who spent their Saturday afternoon in the nondescript lobby of a strip mall across from the Baton Rouge Police Department, the stakes ...

Sangamon County offering to expunge criminal records  FOX IllinoisIn just a few weeks, anyone with a criminal record in Sangamon County will have the chance to see whether or not their charges can be expunged, or removed ...

NJ attorney general tries to strengthen community-police relations in Paterson  Paterson TimesIn a pair of meetings focused on strengthening community and law enforcement relations, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal spoke at the New Roberto ...

‘Restoration Saturday’ offers financial assistance for expungement, drivers license reinstatement  WREG NewsChannel 3MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Metropolitan Baptist Church will host "Restoration Saturday" this weekend to help people who want their criminal records expunged or those ...

Fulton holding another event to help people expunge arrest records  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFulton County wants to help clear arrests, charges and minor blemishes from citizens' criminal records through a free expungement event on Aug. 11. People ...

Group pushes to make it easier, less costly for Utahns to expunge criminal records  Deseret NewsA libertarian-leaning group wants Utah lawmakers to waive fees for those who want to have their criminal records scrubbed but can't afford the administrative ...

Have a criminal record? It may soon be easier to find work in South Carolina.  Greenville NewsFormer inmates in South Carolina could soon have an easier time finding work thanks to a bill that would allow ex-offenders to expunge certain nonviolent ...

Local man admitted into Mifflin County ARD for assault charges | News, Sports, Jobs  Lewistown SentinelLEWISTOWN — Cowgee Mangrum, 37, formerly of Lewistown, was entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, Tuesday, regarding two ...

Some marijuana convictions could disappear if voters approve legal pot  Detroit Free PressIf voters approve legalized marijuana in November, thousands of Michiganders might look to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.

Louisville Organizations Mount Effort To Clear Criminal Records En Masse  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleOne of the largest efforts comes from the Louisville Urban League, which received a large gift allowing it to spend $100000 on expunging records this year ...

Op-Ed: Pot Record Clearance is Critical for Our Communities  San Jose InsideSJSU will host an educational forum on cannabis record clearance on Nov. 28 in the Student Union Theater.

Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office accepting applications to help get criminal records expunged  WJBF-TVIf you have a criminal record, a new program in Augusta could help you get it expunged quickly and for free.

Salt Lake County's first 'Expungement Day' helps dozens clear criminal records  Deseret NewsMore than 70 applicants participated in Salt Lake County's first ever "Expungement Day," where a team of prosecutors, attorneys, judges and others joined ...

Thursday in Lauderdale Lakes: The next Broward County criminal record expungement workshop  Sun SentinelHas an arrest record kept you from getting a job, or being approved for a lease?

Free criminal record expungement clinic to help with employment  WSIL TVWSIL -- A Criminal Record can stop you from getting employment, finding a place to live, or even becoming licensed in your chosen field. The Land of Lincoln ...

Expungement fair aims to give Detroiters with criminal histories a second chance  Detroit Metro TimesFormerly incarcerated Detroiters face many barriers when trying to reintegrate back into their communities. These job seekers are often denied employment, and ...

Wisconsin's criminal expungement rules keep needed workers out of jobs, study says  Milwaukee Journal SentinelWisconsin's quirky, limited law regarding when someone can get a criminal conviction erased from public records is keeping thousands of potential workers from ...

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ SpotlightCourts already deal with 10000 expungement applications annually. Reforms 'will open the door' for thousands more to apply.

Hillsborough County plans record expungement clinic  FOX 13 News, Tampa BayThe Hillsborough State Attorney's Office is offering to expunge or seal an old criminal case -- if you are eligible.

Expungement program helps residents clear criminal records  WLKY LouisvilleHelp is coming to Jefferson County residents looking to clear old crimes from their record through the *Fresh* Start expungement program.

Land of Lincoln hosts clinic to expunge or seal criminal records in Carbondale  The SouthernCARBONDALE — Several residents used a clinic in downtown Carbondale Saturday to take the first step in moving forward a prior criminal conviction.

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesLaw enforcement officials have traditionally opposed efforts to remove black marks from people's records. That is starting to change.

Council says it supports expunging some criminal records  WGAL LancasterThe York City Council is supporting several groups working to clear the criminal records of some minor offenders. Watch Anne Shannon's story above.

New NJ legal weed bills are unveiled, and voting starts Monday  NorthJersey.comAfter months of delays and strained negotiations, New Jersey lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled the bills they hope will legalize marijuana for recreational use, ...

Jobs shortage fuels push to pardon SC criminal records  The Charlotte ObserverSouth Carolina businesses with worker shortages pushed an expansion of the state's law defining what crimes are eligible for expungement. Advocates say the ...

Paul, Yarmuth join forces to support criminal justice reform  WLKY LouisvilleSen. Rand Paul and Rep. John Yarmuth appeared Monday at the Louisville Urban League to support criminal justice reform.

People with five felonies could have records sealed under new Ohio expungement law  NewsChannel 5 Cleveland - newsnet5.comA new Ohio expungement law that quietly went into effect last week gives people with five felonies a chance to seal their criminal records. The changes-- a direct ...

DuPage judge seeks to have record expunged after acquittal  Chicago Daily HeraldA DuPage County judge, who was assigned to administrative duties, has petitioned to have his criminal record expunged after his acquittal on reckless conduct ...

Wolf Signs Bill Sealing Some Criminal Records After Decade  U.S. News & World ReportHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new Pennsylvania law automatically seals lower-level, nonviolent crimes from public review after 10 years, a change designed to ...

Officials in York want to help eligible people expunge their criminal records  WPMT FOX 43YORK, Pa. -- Officials in York County are once again looking to give people with criminal records a second chance - hosting another expungement clinic. It's not ...

Fulton, faith leaders work to clear criminal records in veterans summit | WSB-TV  WSB AtlantaThe expungement effort is called the Record Restriction Summit. It will take place at The Temple in Midtown on Veteran's Day.

Expungement clinic helping many people clear their criminal record  WBRZBATON ROUGE- Hundreds of people are getting their criminal records cleared, and most of it is being done at no cost. WBRZ spoke with James Ernest, who's ...

California Measure Would Expunge Many Marijuana-Related Crimes  NPRCalifornia lawmakers have approved a measure requiring prosecutors to expunge convictions or reduce sentences for many marijuana-related convictions ...

YWCA host criminal record expungment workshop  CIproud.comYWCA Mission Impact is holding a *Fresh* Start Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 11.

City's lawyers will help job seekers expunge criminal records at upcoming WorkBaltimore convention  Baltimore FishbowlIt is no exaggeration, as we all know, to say that the existence of criminal justice records about an individual poses one of the most formidable barriers to ...

Johnnie's Liquors Defendants Apply for Criminal Record Expungement Stemming From 2016 Drug Bust  South Jersey ObserverJohnnie's Liquor Store defendants have applied for expungement of their criminal records stemming from a May, 2016 drug bust, Bellmawr Police Chief William ...

Sex trafficking legislation calls for ‘John schools and making ‘happy endings’ illegal  WWBT NBC12 NewsMembers of the Virginia State Crime Commission endorsed a package of anti-sex-trafficking legislation Monday that would open victim-restitution funds to former ...

Criminal expungements in New Jersey just got easier  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioIt's good news for those with criminal records in the Garden State. Changes to New Jersey's expungement law have just kicked in, making it quicker and easier ...

Criminal Convictions Behind Them, Few Have Had Their Records Sealed  The New York TimesA recent New York State law allows people convicted of certain crimes to hide the record from public view. So far, only 346 records have been sealed.

Flint church to host criminal record expungement fair  MLive.comA criminal record expungement fair will be held Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Highway, in Flint.

Weed in New Jersey: New Bills Focus on Legalization, Social Justice  Rolling StoneStates have been ending cannabis prohibition since 2012, but it's only recently that states are tackling social justice in the same policy. More states and ...

Christie signs criminal record expungement bills, calling them 'life-saving' measures  NorthJersey.comGov. Chris Christie added to his criminal justice efforts on Wednesday by signing a trio of expungement measures.

Portland to launch criminal expungement pilot, opening doors to affordable housing  KPTV.comThe City of Portland plans to launch its first pilot program designed to help people expunge their criminal records in an effort to give them access to better ...

Can your adult or juvenile criminal record be expunged?  The Evening SunAn upcoming free clinic will help York County residents with a criminal record determine if they are eligible to have their records expunged.

Dozens in Calhoun County get criminal records cleared using 2014 Alabama law  Anniston StarDozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows ...

Stadelman announces chance to expunge or seal criminal records  MyStateline.comAbout one in three Americans have at least one arrest on the books. Senator Steve Stadelman along with Prairie State Legal Services and United Way of Rock ...

The Financial Benefits of Wiping the Slate Clean  Bankrate.comUse Bankrate.com's free tools, expert analysis, and award-winning *content* to make smarter financial decisions. Explore personal finance topics including credit ...

Ex-Offenders Seek A Fresh Start  CBS ChicagoBy Jim Williams. CHICAGO (CBS)–Nearly 6,000 people in Illinois convicted of crimes had their records expunged last year. Now, one Chicago-based group is ...