If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a Clean Slate in Pa.  Philly.comPennsylvania's Clean Slate law, among the nation's most progressive, begins its roll-out Wednesday.

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a 'clean slate' in Pa.  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFor more than a decade, Tyeisha, 32, of Norristown, has been dogged by her criminal record — the last remaining scars from when a coworker attacked her on ...

Judge's Record-Sealing Denial Highlights 'Shortcomings' of Second-Chance Law  Queens Daily EagleThe conviction-sealing law fails “to explicitly address criminal records of younger offenders, even though it was enacted as part of the Raise the Age legislation.”

Want to sweep your record clean? Process is complex, but can start online  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThousands of people across Pennsylvania have submitted requests to have old criminal records sealed in the two weeks since the state expanded the types of ...

Pa.'s Clean Slate Law starts allowing those convicted of minor crimes to sweep their records from public view  PennLiveThe option doesn't apply to violent crimes and other felonies.

5 of the most impactful laws Pennsylvania passed in 2018  Billy PennFrom criminal justice reform to actual firearms legislation.

A broken justice reform promise: Under a new law, sealing of records could help 600,000 or more New Yorkers; s  New York Daily NewsJose was 16 when he was arrested in Brooklyn. He stole another kid's bike. He and his friends were charged with robbery despite the fact that there were no ...

Editorial: Pardons for old pot convictions the right thing to do  Yakima Herald-RepublicWe all make mistakes and occasionally wish we could wipe the slate clean and move on with our lives. Reinventing one's self, in fact, may constitute the new ...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania  New Jersey HeraldEditorials from around Pennsylvania: ___. PA'S NEW 'CLEAN SLATE LAW IS AN IMPORTANT STEP TO REDUCING RECIDIVISM, Jan. 4. There wasn't a lot of ...

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.

L.A.’s New Sheriff Rehires Deputy Fired for Alleged Stalking, Abuse - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonSource: Alex Villanueva for SheriffLos Angeles County's new sheriff made it a campaign point that he was going to be focusing on the rank-and-file and rooting ...

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 Spin: Ald. Burke charged | The Preckwinkle connection | Lauren Underwood makes history  Chicago TribuneAs we get this into your hands, details are still coming in about the feds charging Chicago Ald. Edward Burke with attempting to use his position as alderman to ...

After Campaigning On Reform, Berkshire County DA Gets To Work  WAMCAfter sweeping into office on a reform platform, the new Berkshire County District Attorney has a lot of promises to uphold. With months of campaigning behind ...

Where 14 mayoral candidates stand on gun crime sentences — their full responses  Chicago Sun-TimesThirteen of the candidates for mayor responded to our question about gun crime sentences. We asked: What is your view as to the appropriate length of ...

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 ...

Rogers County Youth Services receives seal of transparency  Claremore Daily ProgressRogers County Youth Services, the Claremore-based non-profit, was recently recognized with the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, to honor to ...

Risoldi fraud, witness intimidation trial expected to start  The IntelligencerLegal experts said the near four-year trial delay in the Risoldi insurance fraud case could pose challenges for prosecutors and defense attorneys. Jury selection ...

New Pa. laws passed in 2018 focus on victims' and criminals' rights  York Daily RecordThe Pennsylvania Senate and House were able to come to terms on a few bills that made it to the governor's desk and were signed into law.

SC made it easier to hide criminal records from the public. How far should it go?  The Herald-SunSouth Carolina businesses with worker shortages pushed an expansion of the state's law defining what crimes are eligible for expungement. Advocates say the ...

You Should Care That Richard Spencer's Wife Says He Abused Her  HuffPostDespite the so-called alt-right's attempt to be respectable, violence seems to follow it everywhere — even, allegedly, into Spencer's own home.

TV Station Ordered to Expunge Archived Story About Teacher's Dismissed Domestic Violence Charges  ReasonUntil a week ago, Houston's ABC-13 TV station, KTRK, had the following story on its web site (I quote the July 13, 2017 version, which had been updated from its ...

AK Criminal Justice Commission considers expungement of criminal records  KTVAShould criminal history follow Alaskans forever, or should former inmates be given a clean slate after a period of good behavior? That's a conversation ...

Columbus offers some a cheaper option to seal criminal records  The Columbus DispatchTwo hundred indigent defendants now have a less-expensive way to seal their criminal records from hundreds of background-check databases. The Expedited ...

Here's a look at some of Pennsylvania's 250 new laws  Allentown Morning CallPennsylvania's two-year legislative session is over, leaving behind new laws on topics such as sealing criminal records, state pensions, hazing and casino ...

Democratic leader in Colorado House charged with domestic violence twice in past two decades  Boulder Daily CameraA Democratic leader in the Colorado House was arrested twice in the past two decades on charges related to domestic violence involving two girlfriends, ...

Nevada's New Record-Sealing Law: 'One of Broadest' in U.S.  Crime ReportA forthcoming law to seal some felony records five years after probation puts Nevada in the front ranks of the 44 states and territories that employ similar ...

Watch live: Gov. Phil Bryant's final State of the State address  Jackson Clarion LedgerGov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday will give his eighth, and final, state-of-the-state address on Tuesday to a joint session of the House and Senate. Gov. Phil Bryant ...

New law allows more Md. criminal records to be wiped clean  Herald-Mail MediaA change in the law that expands the number of criminal offenses that can be expunged is more than a year away from going into effect, but people whose ...

Those With A Criminal Record In DC May Soon Find It Easier To Bounce Back  WAMU 88.5Two different proposals floating around the Wilson Building could make it easier for tens of thousands of residents who have been arrested or convicted of a ...

Kemp takes office with a vow: Georgia will become a ‘state united’  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAfter a close race that often descended in partisan nastiness, GOP Gov. Brian Kemp vows to work with Democrats to put "hardworking Georgians first."

'Vilest Post-Independence Plot by the State', Writes Anand Teltumbde  The WireFacing 'imminent arrest' for his alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon violence, the activist-professor has sought the public's support.

House panel approves bill allowing more criminal records to be expunged in RI  The Providence JournalThe bill would allow a judge to wipe clean the records of people with as many as five misdemeanor convictions. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A piece of legislation ...

Law making it easier to expunge criminal records in Missouri takes effect Jan. 1  Columbia Daily TribuneFor many people, New Year's Day can mean a time for resolutions and a *fresh* start. For thousands of Missourians with a criminal record, it will mark their chance ...

Full text: ‘I am devastated by the prospect of imminent arrest’, writes author Anand Teltumbde  Scroll.inThe police claim he is involved in a conspiracy that resulted in caste violence in Bhima Koregaon near Pune lat year.

With Nixon's Approval, Sealing Criminal Records in Missouri Would Become Much Easier  Riverfront TimesRolling back the stigma of a criminal conviction takes time — and that's exactly what the Missouri legislature hopes to provide some ex-offenders. A bill...

A First in the Nation, Pennsylvania Seals Some Criminal Records  GoverningGov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed a "clean slate" bill that seals nonviolent criminal records after a decade, a move that progressive groups touted as a first for ...

Woodburn domestic violence case moves to Superior Court  The Union LeaderLANCASTER — The domestic violence case against outgoing state Sen. Jeff Woodburn, D-Whitefield, is being moved from District Court in Haverhill to Coos ...

Bill to seal millions of criminal records sparks safety, public access concerns  First Coast NewsBackground checks are a fact of life for anyone seeking a job, an apartment, even -- in some cases -- a girlfriend. But a bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott would ...

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 ...

Mary Cheh Introduces Bill to Seal Eviction Records, Give Tenants Notice of Eviction Filing  Washington City PaperDarrow MontgomeryWard 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced a bill during Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting to reform how D.C. Superior Court ...

Eligible individuals can have minor criminal infractions expunged from record, resolve outstanding warrants and fines on "Second Chance Saturday"  RiverBender.comGRANITE CITY People with past criminal charges often have difficulty re-entering the workforce and building a better life for their families. Expunging.

New Illinois law allows more residents to seal, expunge records during Second Chance Event  RiverBender.comVENICE Second Chance Saturday may be able to help even more Madison County residents with the passage of a new Illinois law.The event will be held from.

Will SC expand its ‘see no evil, hear no evil’ policy? We could find out today  The StateSC Gov Henry McMaster vetoed a bill to expunge more criminal records, saying 'criminal history should not be erased.' The Legislature, urged on by the ...

Rep. Blunt Rochester introduces bill to make it easier to seal some criminal records  Delaware First MediaCongresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Delaware) has legislation making it easier for people to get their records sealed.

Not guilty or charged? A criminal record can still haunt you  USA TODAYNASHVILLE -- Perhaps this is a blinding glimpse of the obvious, but when you are arrested that arrest creates a criminal record.

New Rio Grande outreach aims to help people clear their criminal records  Salt Lake TribuneSo you got arrested years ago, paid the penalty, did your time. Since then, you've cleaned up, and now you're trying to stay on the straight and narrow. But your ...

Blum's 'Clean Slate Act' could interrupt cycle of crime  The GazetteAmericans with non-violent criminal records would get much-deserved second chances under a new federal proposal. U.S. Rep. Rod Blum last month ...

New Criminal Record Sealing Law in New York  PR NewswireMINEOLA, N.Y., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, April 12th, 2017, The New York State Legislature passed the 2017-18 budget, now signed by the ...

Governor Cuomo Outlines 2019 Justice Agenda: The Time Is Now  URBAN CNYIn 9th State of the State Address, Governor Advances Agenda to Ensure the Promise of Full, True Justice for All Governor Cuomo: "On our seal it says the Great ...

Updated: Woodburn to claim he acted in self-defense in trial on domestic violence charges  WMUR ManchesterState Sen. Jeff Woodburn said in court documents filed Thursday that he will rely on “the defense of self-defense” in his trial on domestic violence-related ...

Illinois lawmakers pass record sealing expansion  Illinois PolicyBoth chambers of the Illinois General Assembly have now passed a measure to enable more ex-offenders to petition a court to seal their criminal records.

Cooper signs law making it easier for some to clear criminal slates  News & ObserverGov. Roy Cooper praised the law as a bipartisan effort making it easier for some to have their criminal records expunged.

Second Chance Summit helps hundreds expunge or seal past criminal records  WREX-TVHundreds made their way to downtown Rockford to participate in the Second Chance Summit to help clear their past non-violent criminal record.

North Dakota's first domestic violence court to be in Grand Forks...  Grand Forks HeraldGrand Forks County will launch North Dakota's first domestic violence court this summer in an attempt to prevent repeat offenses and save taxpayers money.

Charged with war crimes and stuck in the brig, a Navy SEAL vows to fight on  NavyTimes.comCharged earlier this month with multiple war crimes in connection with the 2017 stabbing death of a detainee in Iraq, Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward ...

Ottawa County judge grants woman's record be sealed  Toledo BladePORT CLINTON — An Ottawa County Municipal Court Judge granted a woman's request to have her record sealed after she was found guilty of fatally killing a .

Program helps criminals seal their records, start fresh  Las Vegas Review-JournalNevada Legal Services is partnering with UNLV's Boyd Law School and the Clark County Law Library to offer free record-sealing classes to the public.

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 ...

Bill seals police reports in domestic violence cases  Boston GlobePolice reports in domestic violence cases would be off limits to the public under a little-noticed measure that appeared headed to passage in the state ...

Court records shed light on Trump Jr's tweet questioning if Duke alum Eugene Gu is a 'wife beater'  Duke ChronicleEx-wife was granted temporary domestic violence restraining order against Eugene Gu, records show.

49ers releasing Reuben Foster after domestic violence arrest in Florida  WPLG Local 10The San Francisco 49ers said Sunday they plan to release linebacker Reuben Foster after he was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa, Florida, on a domestic ...

Six States Leading the Charge on Second-Chance Policies  Center For American ProgressBipartisan criminal justice reform efforts in Congress may be on ice for now, but red, blue, and purple states alike are moving full speed ahead with their own ...

In South Dakota, clearing criminal record no easy task  Sioux Falls Argus LeaderProsecutors hold too much power, some defense lawyers say.

Philly DA rolls out policy to expedite expungement process  Metro USFor decades, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office hasn't had an official policy on expungements. But in decades past, it had a higher rate of objecting to ...

DHS official jailed over domestic violence case says he handles ‘high volume’ of classified information  The Washington PostA senior career official with the Department of Homeland Security who served jail time for an alleged assault on his wife handles a “high volume” of classified ...

Voters Across Party Lines Support Clean Slate Legislation  Center For American ProgressAlthough Americans remain split on numerous issues in contemporary politics, a new study finds widespread support among voters for states to automatically ...

New Paltz lawyer cites new state law in trying to get three felony convictions sealed  The Daily FreemanKINGSTON, N.Y. >> A local lawyer is asking courts to seal the long-ago felony convictions of three of his clients, citing a new state law that took effect in January.

Queens Borough president, Legal Aid Society support sealing convictions  Amsterdam NewsThe Queens Borough President's Office and The Legal Aid Society are conducting a weeklong series of workshops and forums titled “Know Your Rights Week: ...

Judge asked to reconsider ruling in Valor Act case  The Boston GlobeA judge who ordered a man's domestic violence charges to be dismissed and expunged due to his military *service* was asked by the state to reconsider his ...

'Sexist' Jadavpur University prof Kanak Sarkar barred from taking classes; students push for dismissal  EdexLiveJadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar, who triggered protests after he compared women's virginity to a "sealed bottle" in a Facebook post that was later ...

PA First 'Clean Slate' State Sealing Criminal Records  Crime ReportPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a "clean slate" bill that seals nonviolent criminal records after a decade, a move that progressive goups touted as a first for ...

Alabama Legislature approves measure to expunge criminal records  al.comThe measure requires payment of a $300 administrative fee and the expunging of a person's criminal record would require a petition to an Alabama circuit court ...

Back to Work  GreenvilleBy Jason Zacher This year the General Assembly passed H. 3209, a major jobs bill that the business community believes will expand the state's economy, ...

Avenatti, ex-girlfriend fought about money before alleged altercation occurred  ABC NewsMichael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, was allegedly berating his ex-girlfriend about money before an alleged physical altercation in the ...

Tyreek Hill’s path to redemption continues with expungement of sentence in 2014 case  The Kansas City StarSince joining the KC Chiefs in controversy, Tyreek Hill has been a model citizen by any visible measure. But his status took a tangible turn recently when his ...

Second Navy SEAL charged in war crimes probe  NavyTimes.comAuthorities in California on Thursday charged a second Navy SEAL in connection with an ongoing war crimes probe tied to the alleged stabbing execution of an ...

Options available to Missourians wanting to expunge criminal records  Columbia Daily TribuneMissourians wanting to expunge their criminal records can get a *fresh* start in 2018.A new statewide law takes effect Jan. 1 making it easier for people to ...

Bill would expunge some convictions if recreational marijuana is legalized  WNEM SaginawA local lawmaker is working to give hundreds of people a second chance if recreational marijuana is legalized come the November election.

Law gives those with a record a second chance  NewsdayA former Nassau County resident convicted of a misdemeanor in the 1980s became the first person to have his criminal record sealed by a Long Island court ...

House allows purging more crimes from state records  The Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. — With tens of thousands of crimes committed in Rhode Island already purged from state records — as if they never happened — state ...

UTEC youth led the charge for expungement in justice reform legislation  Lowell SunBOSTON -- As a teenager, Jefferson Alvarez had a hard time staying away from fights. One thing led to another and in 2011, he was arrested for the first time.

Pot offenders can get their cases tossed by going to church  New York Post Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Friday announced a first-of-its-kind program that gives people with low-level marijuana convictions the opportunity to ...

A Jekyll and Hyde portrait emerges of the SEAL accused of murdering an Islamic State prisoner  NavyTimes.comGallagher, a veteran of eight overseas and combat deployments, is facing 14 criminal counts, including premeditated murder for allegedly stabbing to death an ...

State makes it easier to expunge prior convictions  The Oakland PressA new state law has loosened requirements for people convicted of a low-level felony to get those erased from their public record.

Ohio Supreme Court allows quick sealing of dismissed cases records  News-Herald.comCOLUMBUS >> The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that criminal cases can be sealed immediately on their dismissal even if charges could be refiled later.

Penal Code 851.87 PC - Sealing and Destroying Arrest Records  Santa Clarita GazettePenal Code 851.87 PC was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October of 2017. The law allows for an individual to have their arrest record sealed as a.

Two New Nevada Record Sealing Laws Go Into Effect  Public News ServiceCARSON CITY, Nev. – An eviction or a criminal conviction can follow a person for decades, making it difficult to get housing or a job. But two new state laws that ...

Getting a second chance after a criminal record  Shreveport TimesIf you have a criminal record, getting a second chance can be costly. Just ask Erika Church. After the police searched her home in 2008, Church and her ...

New York State sealing criminal records won't hide your conviction from the feds - NY Daily News  New York Daily NewsDoes the recently enacted New York law allowing for sealing criminal records help immigrants defend themselves against deportation?

The UCMJ May Get A Domestic Violence Update To Prevent The Next Texas Church Shooting  Task & PurposeAmid the ongoing national conversation around domestic violence and sexual assault, lawmakers are pushing the Department of Defense to better define ...

‘Mobbing’ defendant’s court file sealed  Albuquerque JournalDistrict Court blocks access to juvenile criminal files, citing proposal before the state Supreme Court.

‘It keeps getting bigger’: Second Chance Saturday draws big crowd  Alton TelegraphGRANITE CITY — Whether it is an old drug conviction that is hampering a person's ability improve their employment opportunities, or an outstanding traffic ticket ...

Avenatti, girlfriend were fighting about money before alleged domestic violence occurred: Court docs  550 KTSAMichael S. Schwartz/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, was allegedly berating his girlfriend about ...

Nevadans with misdemeanor pot convictions want records expunged  Las Vegas Review-JournalNevadans with past misdemeanor pot convictions can have their records sealed away, but the Clark County district attorney isn't ready to wave a magic wand to ...

Shrouded justice: Thousands of Colorado court cases hidden from public view on judges’ orders  The Denver PostThousands of court cases across Colorado -- hundreds of them involving violent felonies -- are hidden from public view, concealed behind judges' orders that ...

Star files motion to unseal records in lawsuit involving ex-UA coach Craig Carter  Arizona Daily StarThe Arizona Daily Star is joining a legal action to unseal records in the taxpayer-funded civil suit filed against the University of Arizona and a convicted former ...

Pennsylvania becomes first state with 'clean slate' law for nonviolent criminal records  Philadelphia Sunday SunHARRISBURG, PA– A bill that would give people with low-level, nonviolent criminal records an opportunity to have their record sealed from public view was ...

NO MORE: Ending domestic violence will take everyone working together  TherogersvillereviewROGERSVILLE — At a time when our nation seems to become more divided by the day, the NO MORE Week, held in March, is a way for everyone to join.

Local woman convicted in crash that killed bicyclist wants her record sealed  Toledo BladeTo John and Celia Gagnon, the loss of their 21-year-old daughter, Emilee, is a hurt that never goes away. To Lynne Smith, the motorist who struck and killed ...