How do you expunge a criminal record in Massachusetts? This seminar in Worcester will offer information and answers  MassLive.comIf you were caught with a joint before marijuana was legal, or maybe were pulled over with alcohol in the car at age 17, the mark on your record can follow you ...

Michigan bills would make more ex-offenders eligible to have criminal records expunged  Detroit Free PressProposed changes to Michigan's expungement process would expand who can get their criminal record wiped clean.

The Fight for Automatic Criminal Record Expungement in the Midwest  Cannabis NowThe conversation around expunging the records of petty offenders is now a keystone of any real conversation on reforming marijuana laws. In Michigan, a few ...

Want your criminal record expunged? New study offering free legal assistance could help  Wichita EagleA new study launching in Kansas hopes to take a long-term look at how clearing criminal records can help improve the lives of ex-offenders. Over the next year ...

Criminal record expungement program starting in Cobb  MDJOnline.comThe Cobb County district attorney and solicitor general are partnering to help restrict residents' minor criminal records from being accessed by potential ...

Bills would make more Michiganders eligible for expungement  Michigan RadioA bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers says it's time to change state law and let more people expunge their criminal records. Current state law only.

More Michigan residents could get criminal records expunged under House bills  MLive.comThousands more Michigan residents would be eligible to have their criminal histories expunged under a bipartisan package of bills.

CA Bill Would Expunge Many Criminal Records  Crime ReportMany Californians could see their criminal records expunged starting in 2021 under a bill sent to Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, Courthouse News ...

Editorial: Millions of Californians are eligible to clear their criminal records, but it takes time and money  Los Angeles TimesOne of the bedrock principles of the criminal justice system is that, with limited exceptions, offenders return to society as full members with all rights and ...

Canadian federal government pardons previous cannabis convictions  Health EuropaAfter a month of accepting pardon applications the Canadian federal government has approved 44 out of the 71 applicants of their cannabis convictions.

Clearing 235,000 marijuana records would not be automatic under new bill  Detroit Free PressLow-level marijuana convictions could get cleared under a package of bills expected to be introduced in the state Legislature this week, but people with records ...

Rhode Island House employee has sexual assault conviction, records show  The Boston GlobePROVIDENCE — A former police sergeant who was convicted of committing sexual assault while in uniform in the 1980s has been employed by the state ...

Where the 2020 Democratic candidates for president stand on marijuana legalization  USA TODAYThe Democrats running for president have thoughts on marijuana legalization. Here they are.

Lawmakers rewrite expungement bill after conditional veto from gov  NJTV NewsLawmakers offered a up compromise on the bill after Murphy said their initial proposal didn't go far enough.

Bipartisan expungement reform plan package introduced by state lawmakers  The Michigan DailySeveral state lawmakers introduced a new expungement reform plan package on Sept. 9. The package includes six separate bills aimed at changing various ...

Bill to Help Scrub Records of Low-Level Offenders Hits Newsom's Desk  Courthouse News Service(CN) – Californians who qualify could see their criminal records expunged starting in 2021 under a bill sent to Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday.

Council Considering Marijuana Possession Expungement Ordinance  WVXUCincinnati could soon have a program to help people clear their criminal records if they were charged with having small amounts of marijuana. The full council ...

Those wrongly accused of violent crimes in Alabama remain haunted by dropped charges  AL.comAlthough DNA evidence cleared a young Alabama man in a brutal rape, robbery and assault case, the charges will follow him for the rest of his life. Now 21 ...

New York to expunge thousands of marijuana convictions  CNNWashington (CNN) Over 150,000 people will have previous marijuana convictions sealed thanks to a New York law that went into effect on Wednesday.

Authorities Offer Pardons to Persons Affected by Previous Instances of Cannabis Prohibition  PRNewswireNEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, Canada made international headlines after becoming just the second country, following Uruguay, to fully.

Editorial: Putting lives back on track through expungement  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3There are so many areas of the criminal justice system that demand fixing. Sometimes the best approach is simply to approach them one at a time and do what ...

Political opponent sues N.J. mayor over accusations she revealed his expunged arrest record  NJ.comThe mayor and a campaign staffer face charges for the same accusations.

House plans to move on banking bill  PoliticoWelcome to the POLITICO Pro Cannabis preview newsletter. Free access to the preview newsletter is available through Sept. 30, 2019.

Sweeney's voice vote on anti-Trump help out South Jersey Democrat — and Republicans  PoliticoGood Monday morning! When Senate President Steve Sweeney opted for a voice vote instead of a machine vote on condemning President Trump's “go back” ...

CareSource Reentry Program Pays up to $500 for Removal of Criminal Records  WBIW.com(INDIANAPOLIS) – CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan has received Indiana state approval to pay up to $500 for the expungement of ...

“Buzz on the Street” Show: Pasha Brands (CSE: CRFT) (OTC: CRFTF) Supply Agreement  Financialbuzz.comFinancialBuzz.com's latest Buzz on the Street Show: Featuring Our Corporate News Recap on "Pasha Brands Pens Supply Agreement with Canada's First ...

Expunging marijuana convictions: What you need to know  Chicago TribuneHundreds of thousands of people in Illinois are expected to qualify to have their public records erased for cases involving cannabis misdemeanors and lesser ...

Pot dealers could see records expunged, too, Foxx says as she announces plan to erase thousands of minor conv…  Chicago Sun-TimesCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced a sweeping plan Tuesday to automatically expunge tens or hundreds of thousands of minor marijuana cases ...

Pennsylvania County Owes $67 Million After Man Finds Arrest Records on Mugshots.com  The AppealIn 2011, Daryoush Taha's friend alerted him to something shocking: Taha's photograph and personal information on the website Mugshots.com. Taha, then 40 ...

Expunged  GoverningHalf of all the criminal records in Pennsylvania—covering some 30 million cases—are about to be sealed over the next year, helping people who had minor ...

NJ delays measure to let people clear criminal records; Murphy wants automatic process  NorthJersey.comPeople looking to wipe certain criminal records clean in New Jersey will have to wait after Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed a measure Friday, saying he wants to create ...

Trump administration shows lack of compassion by cutting funds to help sex tafficking victims clear criminal r  Baltimore SunThe Trump Administration is no longer allowing federal funding to be used for legal aid to help victims of sex trafficking clear criminal records that came as a ...

Got priors? Madison County is helping 100 people clear criminal records.  Alton TelegraphWOOD RIVER — Madison County and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid are joining forces next month to host Madison County Ready to Work Expungement Day.

At Issue: Justice — A need for criminal record clearance  Traverse City Record EagleOur governor is pledging to clear marijuana-related convictions, but the problem with criminal convictions goes beyond marijuana. Criminal records can make us ...

New Yorkers can get marijuana convictions expunged under new law  New York Post Starting Wednesday, thousands of New Yorkers will be eligible to have low-level marijuana convictions wiped clean from their records under a new law.

Albuquerque convicted felon petitions to have his criminal record removed  KRQE News 13ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man says he's trying to move on from his life as a convicted felon and is hoping a new state law can help.

Bay Area political events: SF supervisors candidates, Elizabeth Warren aide  San Francisco ChronicleOn the Bay Area political calendar: Candidates for San Francisco supervisor in District Five take part in a forum. and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth ...

Mackinac Center Applauds Expungement Reforms  Mackinac Center for Public PolicyRecently introduced legislation would help reduce recidivism and boost the economy.

Mayor Kelly Yaede's attorney says she didn't know gadfly's records were expunged, but still had 'absolute right' to publish them  The TrentonianEWING — Mayor Kelly Yaede's campaign "lawfully obtained" GOP rival David Henderson's expunged criminal records.

Quincy dispensary seeks to help people with marijuana convictions  The Patriot LedgerQUINCY — A Quincy-based medical marijuana dispensary is seeking to help people clear their records of marijuana convictions from the days when the drug ...

Op-Ed: How California can use technology to wipe the slate clean for millions with criminal records  Los Angeles TimesSeen and unseen, algorithms are being used every day to target ads, optimize decisions, and determine which *content* and articles (including this one) we see.

Pathways 2 Pardons Event Tuesday Offers Free Help With Clearing Criminal Records  90.5 WESAPeople with criminal backgrounds can get help clearing their records at an event in Wilkinsburg Tuesday evening. Attendees at Pathways 2 Pardons can.

Hamilton mayor charged with crime for sharing foe's arrest record  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioHAMILTON (Mercer) — Mayor Kelly Yaede and her campaign manager are facing criminal charges after her primary opponent's criminal record, which had been ...

How will recreational marijuana affect the NIU community?  Northern Star OnlineWith Gov. J.B. Pritzker signing House Bill 1438 in June, the long-standing era of marijuana prohibition will come to an end for the state of Illinois starting Jan. 1.

Madison County to host Expungement Day | Illinois Suburban Journals  STLtoday.comMadison County and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid are joining forces later this month to host a free event, Madison County Ready to Work Expungement Day, ...

Gov. Phil Murphy proposes changes to marijuana expungement bill  Burlington County TimesAmong the recommendations Murphy proposed in his veto was changing the the bill's “clean slate” expungement process for individuals with multiple ...

Chicago's Top Prosecutor: Clearing Marijuana Records Will Be 'Life-Changing'  The AppealCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is partnering with a technology nonprofit to expunge tens of thousands of minor marijuana convictions. Other jurisdictions ...

State reps unveil bipartisan plan  Coldwater Daily ReporterLANSING — A bipartisan plan announced this week would expand Michigan's expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old, ...

Bill package would ease expungement requirements, including low-level traffic violations  The Center SquareState Rep. Graham Filler is sponsoring six bills aimed at easing criminal expungement requirements that he says he will introduce in the House this week.

Judge grants new hearing in drug case involving Santa Rosa officer with undisclosed conviction  Santa Rosa Press DemocratA Sonoma County Superior Court judge Thursday ordered a new court hearing for a man accused of misdemeanor drug possession in 2017 because ...

Pasha Brands Critical of Post-Prohibition Cannabis Enforcement  Yahoo FinanceVANCOUVER , Sept. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Pasha Brands Ltd. ("Pasha") (CSE: CRFT) (OTC:CRFTF) (FSE:ZZD), Canada's largest craft cannabis brands organization ...

NJ Governor Vetoes Cannabis Expungement, Calls for Stronger Bill  LeaflyAnyone with a New Jersey cannabis conviction could be in for good news if state lawmakers decide to enact criminal justice reforms suggested by Gov.

CommonWealth Magazine  CommonWealth magazineIN THE FIRST big legal test of her reform agenda, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins scored a decisive victory on Monday, as a justice of the ...

Macon DA Hosting Free Expungement Clinic | Daily Report  Law.comResearch shows that when qualifying minor offenses are removed from a person's record they are more able to participate in society and crime goes down” ...

There Are 420 Days Left Until The 2020 Presidential Election  High TimesIf you're counting down the 2020 presidential election, today marks an important milestone on the campaign trail, with 420 days left until it's time to cast your ...

The Case for Expunging Criminal Records  New York TimesA new study shows the benefits of giving people a clean slate.

Expungement event in Plaquemine scheduled for Sept. 14  WAFBRAX Worldwide is hosting an expungement event in Plaquemine on Saturday, Sept. 14.

New law gives some Missouri criminals a chance at a clean record  KY3SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Changes to Missouri law could help people with low-level crimes on their record get a clean slate. The third Clean-Slate Clinic will happen ...

Getting a conviction expunged and voting rights restored shouldn't depend on your income  Courier JournalFew in Kentucky have used the felony expungement law to regain their voting rights because many people don't have the $250 court fee.

Library manager helps Union more than at library  Union News DailyUNION, N.J. — Erica Bell knows first-hand how important a local public library can be, but as manager of the Vauxhall Branch of the Union Public Library, she ...

Don't Be Fooled -- Kamala Harris's "Criminal Justice" Plan Is Not Progressive  TruthoutOn Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris released her plan on criminal punishment reform — the latest Democratic presidential hopeful to do so. While some of her ...

What’s New in Civic Tech: GovEx Academy Leader Leaving  Government TechnologyPlus, CDC provides $301 million of funding to opioid-related data work; the Urban Institute has published a new data catalog; California civic tech groups are ...

Corrections: Brexit poll, Marijuana crimes, Sept. 11 terror attacks, Wrong Man  iMediaEthics1.The Sun in England misreported on a Brexit poll. The Sun's error omitted the respondents who said they had no opinion. In an August 28 clarification,

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 9.13.19  Florida PoliticsThe latest on TS 9 — National Hurricane Center forecasters expect Tropical Storm Humberto to form off Florida's east coast late Friday or early Saturday. It could ...

Juvenile Record Expungement Clinic offers free legal services this Friday  Cache Valley DailyLOGAN – Those with a juvenile record have the opportunity to get their charges expunged for free at a clinic this Friday. The Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys ...

National Expungement Week (NEW) Returns September 21-28, 2019  PRNewswireNEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in ...

Federal Judge Rebukes the Willie Horton Strategy  The AppealTexas: In approving bail reform, federal judge rebukes Houston's DA for using the Willie Horton strategy. Michigan: Advocates introduce bills to expand, ...

It Is Now Easier to Search Criminal Records in Virginia  Blue VirginiaSPONSORED *CONTENT*. Once someone has been convicted of a crime, or even a traffic offense, they may be sentenced to jail and/or have to pay a fine, ...

Expungement And Sealing Of Records Help Ex-Criminals Return To Work  NPRA criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people ...

Code for America to Automate Expungement of Cannabis Convictions in Cook County, IL  FilterOn August 27, Chicago's district attorney announced an ambitious plan to expunge tens of thousands of low-level cannabis convictions. Kim Foxx, the State's ...

Can a Criminal Record Ever Be Fully Expunged?  Pacific StandardEven if a record is officially wiped clean, it's legal for criminal justice agencies and other websites to keep criminal records online.

Free legal clinic on expungement and foreclosure happening Thursday, Friday  WLOXIf you are facing or going through a foreclosure, or if you want help getting previous criminal charges removed from your record, a free legal clinic is being ...

Just 44 Canadians Have Had Cannabis Records Expunged Since Legalization  GanjapreneurNearly one full year after cannabis was legalized federally in Canada, only 77 people have applied to have cannabis charges expunged from their background ...

As candidates pledge marijuana decriminalization, Alexandria will offer pot diversion program  Washington PostDemocratic candidates for chief prosecutor in Arlington and Fairfax upset longtime incumbents in June primaries with promises to stop charging marijuana ...

Detroiters seek to expunge their criminal records for a fresh start  The Detroit NewsProject Clean Slate attorney Kavita Uppal, a former assistant Wayne County Prosecutor, helps Gary Taylor of Detroit with his expungement application at a City ...

Brockhouse and Helle tried to trigger probe  San Antonio Express-NewsA few weeks after narrowly losing a runoff to Mayor Ron Nirenberg this summer, former Councilman Greg Brockhouse was determined to root out whoever had ...

There’s No Such Thing as Expunging a Criminal Record Anymore  SlateYou're arrested. It's a mistake and it's expunged. But your mug shot is still online for everyone to find.

Opinion: New plan would help deserving people get back on their feet  The Detroit NewsThese bills will expand the number of people who are eligible to clear their records.

Bay Area political events: Sen. Jeff Merkley, SF District Five supervisor candidates  San Francisco ChronicleOn the Bay Area political calendar: Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley discusses immigration issues at a San Francisco event, and the candidates for San ...

Utah lawmakers pass the 'clean slate' bill to automatically clear the criminal records of people who earn an expungement  Salt Lake TribuneUtah is poised to become the second state in the nation to adopt an automatic system that will eventually wipe out the criminal records of people convicted of ...

ACIC rep talks about sealed & expunged files  Camden NewsBrad Cazort, the director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center, spoke at the Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development's meeting Wednesday about ...

Criminal records can be a ‘life sentence to poverty.’ This state is automatically sealing some.  Washington PostResearch shows that the vast majority of people who could expunge their criminal records never do it. Petitioning for a clean record can be confusing and costly.

October Criminal Record Expungement Event Set in Springfield  U.S. News & World ReportSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — About 20 attorneys plan to volunteer this fall to help people expunge or seal their criminal records.

Criminal record expungement clinic offered in Gratiot County  The Morning SunGratiot County in one of five stops where local residents will be able to get help with getting misdemeanor and some felony convictions erased from their records.

Illinois is expunging marijuana convictions from nearly 800,000 criminal records  CNNIf you've been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

When a Criminal Record Is Erased, or Isn’t  New York TimesA retired California judge and the Brooklyn district attorney discuss aspects of the issue, including applying for professional licenses and marijuana possession.

Have an old criminal record? Today, Pennsylvania starts sealing 30 million of them automatically.  The Philadelphia InquirerThis Clean Slate law is really about preventing a criminal charge being a life sentence to poverty.”

Pot Decriminalized, But Not Legalized in NY  Yonkers TimesBy Dan Murphy. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that decriminalizes the possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana and expunges the records of ...

Harris's Criminal Justice Plan Is More About Kamala Than Justice  The AppealSpotlights like this one provide original commentary and analysis on pressing criminal justice issues of the day. You can read them each day in our newsletter, ...

Judge postpones Joliet detective's petition to expunge domestic battery case  The Herald-NewsA Will County judge decided not to make a ruling on whether to expunge the record of a Joliet detective whose domestic battery case was dismissed last July.

Should Expunging Criminal Records Be Cheap and Easy?  WKNO FMDalisia Brye poses for a photo outside her Memphis home. The 32-year-old received financial assistance to help her expunge a criminal charge on her record.

New expungement law expands list of offenses that can be scrubbed  vtdigger.orgWindsor County State's Attorney David Cahill, right, helps a White River Junction resident fill out paperwork last year to have a misdemeanor marijuana ...

Prosecutor goes after courtroom no-shows | Local News  Stowe TodayAmerica's criminal justice system is set up to ensure that everyone gets his or her day in court — but the accused actually have to show up.

Forest Park to help minor offenders clean up records in Restorative Justice Summit Sept. 14  News-Daily.comFOREST PARK — If you've ever been arrested by the Forest Park Police Department, Clayton County Police Department or Clayton County Sheriff's Office for a ...

Illinois approves legal weed, expunging criminal records for pot crimes  USA TODAYIllinois on Tuesday became the 11th state to legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana for adults, a major victory for cannabis advocates who ...

Leavenworth County offering community service to help low level first-time offenders avoid convictions  KSHBLEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. — When Brandy Guager was charged with possessing methamphetamine, she could have gone to prison. Instead, the ...

Criminal record expungement offered for Fulton County fathers  CBS46 News AtlantaFULTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- Some would consider it an early Father's Day gift from an unlikely place: the Fulton County Solicitor General's Office. They're ...

Clinics in northern Michigan will help people expunge criminal records  Michigan RadioSome residents of northern Michigan could be eligible to have their criminal records expunged. The Michigan Supreme Court and University of Detroit Mercy's.

Small amounts of pot poised to be decriminalized, criminal records expunged in NY  ABC NewsThe New York state legislature voted overnight to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and expunge the records of low-level pot offenders ...

Dallas County to Hold Event to Clear Some People's Criminal Records  Dallas ObserverDallas County will hold its annual expunction expo later this year. During the event, eligible people will meet with volunteer attorneys to have their criminal ...