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 ...

Attorney General-Elect Phil Weiser Wants To Expunge Old Pot Convictions Statewide  Colorado Public RadioThe incoming attorney general is working with lawmakers to develop a bill that would vacate some marijuana convictions.

Denver will help expunge marijuana convictions for 10,000-plus people  The Denver PostColorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state's old drug laws still loom large. Now Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has ordered a "citywide effort" ...

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 ...

Inside Boulder's Plan to Expunge Minor Pot Convictions: Could It Spread?  WestwordBoulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty has launched a plan called "Moving On From Marijuana," which involves vacating pot convictions for actions ...

Denver Mayor working to expunge minor weed convictions  KOAA 5DENVER – On the heels of Boulder announcing that they're working to remove convictions for people that involved minor marijuana infractions, Denver's Mayor ...

Expungement debate threatens to hold up marijuana legalization  NJTV NewsAsk most supporters of marijuana legalization and they'll tell you that, yes, it's a new industry that will generate millions of dollars in sales taxes for the state.

EDITORIAL: Expunge Pervasive Mold  Georgetown University The HoyaMold has invaded hundreds of dorms already this year, posing serious health risks to students. After years of half-measures and incomplete solutions, ...

Clinic helps people expunge eligible cases from record  Quad City TimesIowa Help Legal Aid, a nonprofit that helps people who cannot afford legal representation, is holding a clinic on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to help those facing obstacles ...

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.

High turnout in first of several expungement clinics in Vermont  MyChamplainValley.com FOX44 & ABC22WINOOSKI, Vt. - More than 60 people sought to have their old criminal charges dismissed Friday afternoon in the first of a series of expungement clinics hosted ...

10 people could have records expunged thanks to Gov. Rauner  FOX Illinois10 people will have the opportunity to have their records expunged after they were granted clemency by Gov. Bruce Rauner. This is the 27th set of petitions the ...

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 ...

San Francisco to Expunge All Marijuana Convictions Back to 1975!  Eurweb.comDA George Gascon says he seeks to address "failures of the war on drugs" and "harm done not only to entire nation but specifically to communities of color."

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.

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 ...

Illinois Expungement Bill Receives New Support  GanjapreneurAn Illinois state Senate bill that would expunge low-level cannabis crimes has received new support, according to a WQAD 8 report. Illinois Senate Assistant ...

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 ...

Expungement Debate Threatens to Delay Marijuana Legalization  NJ SpotlightThe bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey does not go far enough for some people, especially in expunging the criminal convictions of small-time ...

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 ...

Expunging Ethiopian football's Eritrean legacy – Ethiosports  EthioSportsBy Zecharias Zelalem. “I'm Negash Teklit!” said the man looking towards the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC)'s camera, with a radiant smile, beaming ...

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 ...

Breen Responds To Kifowits Apology; House Expunges Statement  Patch.comACROSS ILLINOIS — The Illinois House voted 110-0 Wednesday to expunge a statement made by Oswego-area State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit Tuesday against ...

'San Antonio Four's' wrongful child sex convictions expunged after nearly two decades  WOAIA Bexar County judge ordered Monday afternoon to expunge the convictions of four San Antonio women wrongfully convicted of raping two young girls nearly ...

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 ...

National, state, local leaders push for more accessibility to expungements  WHAS11.comOne of those things is criminal justice reform, specifically about breaking down the barriers for people who have already served their sentence, yet still find ...

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.

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 ...

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.

COLUMN: From the Hill -- Government should expunge convictions  Rossland TelegraphCannabis was legalized in Canada this October, but unfortunately the federal government didn't include one important piece in that legislation: expungement of ...

Hundreds of charges cleared at Sangamon County expungement seminar  FOX IllinoisSaturday, people traveled up to several hours to see if they were eligible for a *fresh* start by having their record in Sangamon County cleared. "Getting this record ...

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.

Forgive pot offenders — but don't stop there | Editorial  Detroit Free PressRecreational marijuana is almost legal. Pardoning those awaiting trial for weed offenses should be only the first step in a wider reappraisal.

Social Justice Organizations Challenge Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians  EFFSan Francisco - Two social justice organizations—the Center for Genetics and Society and the Equal Justice Society—and an individual plaintiff, Pete Shanks, ...

Unlike Denver, chance of pot amnesty in Colorado Springs isn't high  Colorado Springs GazetteMore than 10000 Denver convictions for low-level marijuana possession from before the drug was legalized in Colorado are likely to be erased, but Colorado ...

Forgive pot offenders — but don't stop there  Grand Haven TribuneMarijuana is almost legal in Michigan. After the results of the Nov. 6 election are certified sometime next month, recreational marijuana use will no longer be a ...

Mayor Fulop: Distribution convictions should be expunged if weed  News 12 New JerseyA strong supporter of legalizing marijuana in the state is not satisfied with the current bill to do so in the state Legislature.

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.

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 ...

Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D) files Motion to expunge death wish comments from record –  Edgar County WatchdogsSPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) –. Rep Kifowit stated she filed a Motion to expunge her previous death wish comments (watch them here) from the House records.

Look! Mayor of Denver Announces Plans To Expunge Pre-Legalization Marijuana Convictions  stupidDOPE.comThe thoughts and stigma around marijuana are changing quickly. Today the word comes down that Denver, Colorado mayor Michael Hancock has announced ...

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 ...

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 ...

Expungement clinic coming to Winooski Friday  Vermont BizVermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan and members of the Attorney General's Office will co-host an expungement clinic with Vermont Legal ...

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 ...

Bill to clear some past marijuana convictions gets new support in Illinois  WQAD MolineSPRINGFIELD, (Illinois News Network) — A ranking member of the Illinois Senate has picked up a bill that would allow people to clear low-level marijuana ...

National Expungement Week Organizers Demand Nationwide Reform  Weed NewsThe first annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W.), seven days of events across the U.S. from October 20-27, 2018, which offered expungement assistance ...

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 ...

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 ...

Governor-elect JB Pritzker visits Rockford, plans to legalize marijuana, raise minimum wage  MyStateline.comGovernor-elect J.B. Pritzker was in Rockford on Monday, and says he believes legalizing recreational marijuana will go beyond creating revenue for the state.

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.

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 ...

Your Illinois News Radar » House expunges Kifowit's remarks  The Capitol Fax BlogThursday, Nov 29, 2018. * Background is here. The House Democrats filed their own motion to expunge only after the House Republicans filed one of their own.

N.J. mayors want higher taxes on marijuana. They are pushing a hard bargain.  NJ.comEDITOR'S NOTE: New Jersey has never been closer to legalizing adult-use cannabis. If you are Interested in the marijuana business industry, NJ Cannabis ...

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.

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 ...

Finra Arbitrators Let Thousands of Brokers Purge Infraction Records  The Wall Street JournalComplaints against stockbrokers are recorded for the public to see on a website maintained by Finra, but thousands of brokers have effectively erased them, ...

Think It's Hard to Get Records Expunged? Wait Until the New Rules Kick In! Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo and Other FAs Cry Foul  Financial Advisor IQTime is running out for brokers who may want to have their disclosure records expunged under Finra's current rules, which are expected to undergo serious ...

Criminal record of renowned novelist Yang Kui to be expunged | Politics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS  Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) The record of Taiwanese novelist Yang Kui (楊逵), who was imprisoned by the Kuomintang (KMT) government from 1949 to 1961, will be ...

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 ...

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 ...

Weed conviction on your record? This bill could erase it — and it’s gaining support  Alton TelegraphSPRINGFIELD — A ranking member of the Illinois Senate has picked up a bill that would allow people to clear low-level marijuana convictions from their record ...

Here's how N.J. is likely to legalize marijuana under new bill just unveiled by top Democrats  NJ.comEDITOR'S NOTE: Are you interested in the N.J. cannabis industry? Subscribe here for exclusive insider information from NJ Cannabis Insider. After months of ...

Joe Arpaio sues CNN for defamation after network wrongly calls him a 'felon'  Washington TimesFormer Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio sued CNN on Monday, arguing the cable outlet inaccurately labeled him a "felon" in a broadcast and has made no efforts to ...

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 ...

Illinois Lawmakers Talk Marijuana Legalization  1340 WJOLIllinois lawmakers are talking a bit more about the plan to legalize marijuana in the state. A number of reports over the weekend pointed to a new process to not ...

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

Bill Would Clear Some Past Marijuana Convictions | Alton Daily News  Alton Daily NewsA ranking member of the Illinois Senate has picked up a bill that would allow people to clear low-level marijuana convictions from their record with permission ...

Lawyer: Pleading down in court can take sex abusers off sex offender registry  wpde.comABC News 4 is following the paper trail. We are working to find out how did a man accused of molesting a boy when he was a teen in Ohio ended up passing a ...

California sued for keeping DNA of innocent people  WND.comA lawsuit has been filed against the state of California over the practice of officials there to keep – and use – the DNA from innocent people who are arrested, but ...

New Jersey is linking criminal justice reform with cannabis legalization  The GrowthOpIt is not good enough that New Jersey is in the process of becoming one of the next states to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the issue is now focused on ...

CCJ ruling effectively expunged cross-dressing offence from law books – Ramkarran  Stabroek NewsWith no Law Reform Commission currently in place, and having regard to constitutional provisions which save pre-independence laws, some legal minds are of ...

Legal Marijuana Or Not, Green Card Holders Caught With Pot Can Still Get Deported  GothamistWhile state legislators throughout the country move to legalize marijuana and expunge marijuana convictions, the case of one New Jersey father now on a path ...

The Giants and Eli Manning Stumble Toward the End of an Era  The New York TimesManning and the Giants were awful in a 17-0 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Finra Arbitrators Grant 70% of Record Expungement Requests, Study Finds  Financial Advisor IQFinra's arbitrators turn out to be very lenient when it comes to granting broker requests to clear their records of customer complaints: the arbitrators granted the ...

Willig, Williams & Davidson Attorney Receives Award from Philadelphia Bar Association  PR WebNew Hope (PRWEB) December 10, 2018 -- Philadelphia labor, employment and workers' compensation firm Willig, Williams & Davidson is pleased to announce ...

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.

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

Expanding Medical Marijuana Regulation, Setting Statute Guidelines for Adult Use Cannabis and Related Cases for Expungement Top Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday  InsiderNJExpanding Medical Marijuana Regulation, Setting Statute Guidelines for Adult Use Cannabis and Related Cases for Expungement Top Assembly ...

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 ...

Our Opinion: Baran case offers lesson that is still current  Berkshire EagleTonight, the Berkshires community has a rare opportunity to grow in spirit and benefit from the wisdom that only comes from openly and honestly confronting past ...

Judge clears records of wrongfully convicted 'San Antonio 4'  NBCNews.comFour Texas women who spent nearly 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls have finally had their records expunged.

College student speaks out after 'rapist' is acquitted and gets charge expunged from his record  Daily MailAbigail Finney, 20, spoke with Buzzfeed about the incident, and her shock when she realized that the man she considered her rapist, Donald Grant Ward, would ...

New Jersey Is Linking Criminal Justice Reform With Marijuana Legalization  The Fresh ToastIt is not good enough that New Jersey is in the process of becoming one of the next states to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the issue is now focused on ...

Connecticut marijuana advocates bolstered by Massachusetts' first sales  Hartford CourantLegal pot proponents in Connecticut are savoring the start of recreational marijuana sales to the north on Tuesday, a milestone felt far beyond Massachusetts by ...

Lightford takes up bill to help people clear marijuana records  Chicago Daily Law BulletinSPRINGFIELD — Illinoisans who have low-level marijuana convictions could have a chance to get their conviction cleared from their record with permission from ...

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 ...

Look! Brooklyn To Offer Expungement Sessions This Week  stupidDOPE.comNew York City is making progress, and today they return to the news feed with a big step. The Brooklyn District Attorney's office is making strides, and this week ...

NJ marijuana legalization: Legal weed set for hearing, possible vote on Monday  Asbury Park PressThe Senate and Assembly budget committees could vote on marijuana legalization, medical marijuana expansion and expungement of certain marijuana ...

Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/30/18  NORML BlogWelcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

Stakeholders Want PEF Expunged from PIGB, Refineries Privatised  THISDAY NewspapersChineme Okafor in Abuja. Some stakeholders in Nigeria's oil industry have asked the National Assembly to expunge the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) ...

Legal weed is one step closer in New Jersey. Here’s what’s next  Chicago Sun-TimesTRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is moving to make recreational marijuana sales and use legal for adults, a move that comes after years of debate and a lengthy ...

Beware of Lawyers Promising to Expunge Records  Barron'sWatch out, brokers: You may receive a pitch from lawyers guaranteeing they can get your disclosure records expunged for a lot of money.

Massachusetts Ban the Box 2018: Amendments to Criminal History in Hiring Law  The National Law ReviewOn October 13, 2018, the Massachusetts legislature amended the state's Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) law. Many other U.S. territories and ...

House OKs killing required arrest records for medical pot owners  The Detroit NewsMedical pot business owners would not need to disclose an arrest, charge, indictment or expunged conviction on applications for state licenses.

Beaufort County firefighter pleads guilty to giving alcohol to a minor  The Island PacketA Beaufort County firefighter charged with providing alcohol to minors will perform community *service* as part of a guilty plea Friday. Diane Jones pleaded guilty ...

Local delegates considering new bills for 2019 legislative session  virginiafirst.comWFXR News is digging deeper, and looking ahead to the 2019 legislative session.

Muriuki wants assault incident expunged from Sonko ouster petition  Capital FM KenyaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7 - Former Nairobi Business Community Chairman Timothy Muriuki has distanced himself from contents in a petition filed in the High ...

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 ...

Brooklyn DA To Expunge Low-Level Marijuana Convictions  GothamistThousands of Brooklynites with misdemeanor marijuana convictions now have the opportunity to wipe those records clean: On Friday, the borough's district ...