Free criminal record expungement and sealing clinic offered  AnnanewsLand of Lincoln Legal Aid is hosting a free criminal record expungement and sealing clinic in Cairo on Saturday, March 30. According to a press release from the ...

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

How qualifying Detroiters can get their criminal records expunged  Fox 2 DetroitHaving a criminal record can hold you back in life, but Detroit residents are getting an opportunity to have a clean record.

Clean Slate Expungement Clinic  14 News WFIE EvansvilleEvansville's Promise Zone has a new opportunity to get a clean slate. For anyone with a criminal record, this Expungement Clinic will explain if it can be erased ...

Assembly panel to take input on criminal record expungement  WMTVA legislative committee is set to take public comments on a bill that would allow more convicts to have their records erased.

Criminal Record Expungement Act heads to Senate with bipartisan support  KRQE News 13A bill that allows people to get an arrest or conviction taken off their record is making its way through the legislature. The Criminal Record Expungement Act is ...

Illinoisans sentenced to life as ex-cons, even after offenses are no longer crimes  Illinois PolicyIllinois lawmakers' approach to some minor criminal offenses has evolved, but not their treatment of the related criminal records that can haunt someone for life.

Get help having charges expunged Friday | News  GwcommonwealthCitizens with certain charges on their criminal records will be able to get free assistance Friday to have their slates wiped clean.

Mayors weigh in on the future of legal weed in their towns  NJTV NewsThere are more than 60 towns that have banned marijuana sales before the law is even passed. Brick Mayor John Ducey is one of them. “As far as recreational ...

N.J. Debates Legalizing Marijuana and Erasing Criminal Convictions  The New York TimesLawmakers in New Jersey are trying to legalize marijuana with a bill that seeks to reckon with the racial inequities caused by the war on drugs.

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 ...

Bill Lee's plan to eliminate criminal expungement fee heads to Senate floor with support  The TennesseanTennessee Governor Bill Lee's plan would eliminate the $180 expungement fee, making it easier for thousands of eligible offenders to get a clean criminal ...

Cumberland clinic to help people expunge criminal records  The Fayetteville ObserverCumberland County's third annual expungement clinic to help people clear minor criminal histories from their record begins in March.A criminal record limits a ...

Legal advice available to citizens on expunging a criminal record  Valley NewsWHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A criminal record expungement clinic will be held today at the Department of Labor in White River Junction.The event, co-hosted by ...

New Jersey Leaders Advocate for Marijuana Legalization and Expungement Legislation  InsiderNJ“I want to speak to those who might be on the fence. I don't know if you have been arrested for marijuana. Please, get on the right side, so we can make history, ...

Bill would prohibit companies from asking job applicants about expunged criminal record  KUTV 2News(KUTV) — A new bill that would prohibit public employers from asking about a job applicant's expunged criminal record passed in the Utah House of ...

Bill would shield some criminal records from view  Albuquerque JournalEditor's note: this story has been updated to reflect that the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association supports the bill.

Opinion | A conservative case for criminal record 'Clean Slate' in Michigan  Bridge MichiganAn estimated half million Michigan adults have criminal records that hobble their ability to get jobs. Could wiping their slate clean help the state economy, and ...

Lawmakers propose bills to help human trafficking victims  Washington PostDOVER, Del. — Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation aimed at helping victims of human trafficking in Delaware. One of the bills to be introduced ...

'Richmond 34' have 1960 civil rights arrest record expunged  The Philadelphia TribuneRICHMOND, Va. - The students from Virginia Union University walked enthusiastically with pride, determination, respect and self confidence. Block by block ...

San Francisco will remove more than 9,300 marijuana-related crimes from people’s records  Los Angeles TimesA year-long effort to expunge marijuana-related convictions in San Francisco has been completed, with more than 9300 crimes slated to be removed from ...

Bill would make it easier for New Mexicans to expunge criminal records  Las Cruces Sun-NewsFor people who have completed a criminal sentence, it may get easier to put the past behind them. The state House of Representatives passed legislation ...

Expunge all marijuana crimes automatically  The Massachusetts Daily CollegianMarijuana possession is not a crime anymore, so why should former convictions be relevant?

House approves expungement bill with bipartisan support  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – People with an arrest or conviction in their history could have it removed from the public record – if a court approves – under legislation that passed ...

Expungement bill would offer more second chances | News  Richmond RegisterThose convicted of low-level felonies could have the opportunity to have their criminal record expunged after lawmakers passed Senate Bill 57 this week.

Editorial: Action, not substance, is the problem  Bend BulletinOregon Senate Bill 970, a committee bill with no individual sponsor, makes changes in the ways some landlords and tenants deal with each other. Most of the ...

Delaware Bill to Help Human Trafficking Victims  Delmarva Public RadioDOVER, Del. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation aimed at helping victims of human trafficking in Delaware. One of the bills to be.

@NotesFromHel Pop-Up Newsroom pops into a record expungement clinic | Helen Ubiñas  Philly.comA clean record keeps many in Philadelphia from employment.

Would-be law student gets record expunged with help of legal services group  ABA JournalA Kentucky woman who plans to attend law school hopes to someday help others expunge their criminal records because of her own experience.

FURTHER LISTINGS  Philadelphia Public RecordMar. 27- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Cl. hosts Candidates Night at Wm. Way Ctr., 1315 Spruce St., 6:30 p.m. For info: (215) 732-2220. Mar. 27- Councilmanic ...

Holley, McKnight & Wimberly on Bill Concerning Expungement of Certain Cannabis Offenses Continuing to Advance in Assembly  InsiderNJHolley, McKnight & Wimberly on Bill Concerning Expungement of Certain Cannabis Offenses Continuing to Advance in Assembly. (TRENTON) – On legislation ...

Want to clear your criminal record in NJ? Learn how at a public meeting.  KYW Newsradio 1060TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — People who live in New Jersey and who have a low-level criminal record have a good chance of being able to get their ...

California bill seeks to streamline expungement process for certain criminal convictions  KEYTA bill lawmakers say will re-open doors to employment for those with criminal records is making its way through the legislature.

Bill making expungements more accessible for Kentuckians awaiting governor's signature  WHAS11.comExpungement is not new, but critics have taken issue with its accessibility. A new bill is taking aim at giving more than 100000 Kentuckians the chance to move ...

Steans, McMahon spar over legal pot at Aurora town hall  Chicago Daily HeraldA town hall Saturday morning about marijuana legalization featured a lively but respectful debate between state Sen. Heather Steans, a proponent of the ...

Revisions to allow faster attempts to expunge | State & Region  Beckley Register-Heraldcharleston — West Virginia lawmakers have passed two bills they hope will help people who've committed crimes, often those with substance use disorders, find ...

Life Skills for Your LifeSpan: Expungment and sealing of records workshop to be held  Journal Gazette and Times-CourierExpungement and sealing are two different options that remove records from public view. Expungement erases the record so that it's like it never happened.

Criminal record makes life difficult for ex-con  Jamaica Star OnlineA fight between Richard Reid and his cousin dramatically changed the course of his life in 2006 when it turned deadly. The now ex-convict was sentenced to ...

Legal weed in N.J. would allow people caught with 5 pounds of pot to clear their records  NJ.comChanges to the marijuana legalization bill would allow tens of thousands more people to get their marijuana convictions expunged.

Another step closer to legal weed  PoliticoGood Tuesday morning! The state Senate transportation committee yesterday approved a bill that would designate part of Route 55 the Mike Trout Interchange, ...

San Francisco to Expunge Thousands of Cannabis Convictions With Help From an Algorithm  GizmodoLast year, the San Francisco District Attorney's office said it was teaming up with Code for America, a nonprofit that aims to better government through technology ...

Free clinics offer the opportunity to clear criminal records  American River CurrentAmerican River College is offering students a chance to get their criminal record expunged during free, on-campus expungement clinics throughout this ...

New York Lawmakers Push for Social Justice in Cannabis Legalization Efforts  Cannabis Business TimesAs New Jersey's legalization bill heads for a vote in the legislature with robust racial and social equity provisions, New York considers the best path forward.

American Truth: second chances  WPSD Local 6PADUCAH — We are a nation full of second chances. We forgive politicians, faith leaders and even actors when they commit a crime or misbehave. If you've ...

Relief for Victims of Pot Prohibition - Reason.com  ReasonCory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act highlights the moral imperative of automatic expungement.

Canada's Parliament to Consider Bill Suspending Marijuana Crime Records  Weedmaps NewsCanada could suspend criminal records for marijuana possession under a bill introduced in Parliament, fulfilling a promise to ease offenses made when ...

First responders from WTS Paradigm shooting recognized by Dane County  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3The Dane County Board is honoring public safety professionals and the staff at Paradigm the site of a workplace shooting in September.

Utah lawmaker proposes 'clean slate' law to automatically wipe away nonviolent criminal records  Deseret NewsUtah could become the second state to offer "clean slate" legislation, which would automatically expunge a person's criminal record after a certain amount of ...

How much criminal justice reform is too much for Delaware's ruling party?  The News JournalDelaware Democrats are about to face a decision: is the most meaningful way to reform the criminal justice system a single bill to overhaul the rules, or multiple ...

Ky. Legislature Passes Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting period.

Far-reaching changes proposed for Delaware's criminal justice system  WHYYAttorney General Kathy Jennings joined Delaware lawmakers to unveil a package of bills she calls “the boldest criminal justice reforms in modern state history.”

Memphis advocates back Lee's plan to drop expungement fee  The Daily MemphianGov. Bill Lee introduced a wide-ranging criminal justice plan Thursday, including elimination of a $180 expungement fee people must pay to clear their record ...

More Than 9,300 Marijuana-Related Convictions Will Be Expunged in San Francisco  GoverningThe announcement culminated a year-long review of marijuana convictions in San Francisco, which critics say disproportionately punished minority ...

Criminal records have become a lifelong stigma  Policy OptionsAn estimated one in seven Canadians has a criminal record, and while the government's new bill to expedite suspensions of criminal records for simple ...

9 Things To Know About New Jersey's Recreational Marijuana Bill  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaNew Jersey is on the verge of becoming the 11th state to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis.

Sunshine Week highlights transparency laws in Massachusetts  The Patriot LedgerIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

Prosperity Policy: Fixing a broken record  Journal RecordAlong with other key reform proposals that would help reduce the burden of fines and fees and allow for the expungement of criminal records, we have.

Bills to Watch: Drug Prices & UW Tuition  Door County PulseAB-005/SB-005. Protected status for county jailers. This bill would place all county jailers in a protected status under the Wisconsin Retirement System. In 2011 ...

The Wacky, Paradoxical Mad Dash to Legalize Pot in NJ.  InsiderNJIt was a crazy day in Trenton yesterday with voices on all sides of the cannabis debate sounding off. I heard a lot of dumb stuff yesterday at the State House.

A San Antonio startup that uses technology to scrub criminal records is expanding  San Antonio Express-NewsA student trying to get into nursing school turned to Easy Expunctions, a San Antonio startup, after she learned a hard lesson — a run-in with the law, even if it's ...

Editorial: The lingering damage of an old criminal record  Valley NewsBefore he became a country music superstar, singer and songwriter Chris Stapleton was in a bluegrass band called The SteelDrivers. Several songs on their ...

City Mission to hold Expungement Day  Observer-ReporterThe Legal Clinic at the City Mission in Washington will hold its second Expungement Day.

SULLUM: Relief for victims of pot prohibition  Odessa AmericanCory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act, which he reintroduced last week, would rehabilitate the much-maligned plant by removing it from the federal government's ...

How Cook County Normally Handles Deferred Prosecutions  Heavy.comHow does Cook County normally handle deferred prosecutions? The way the Jussie Smollett charges were dropped doesn't follow a typical deferred ...

Expungements easier, but not automatic, in legal marijuana plan  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioIt's not feasible to automatically erase past drug convictions as part of making marijuana legal for use by adults, says Gov. Phil Murphy.

Listen: Mayor Mike Duggan Delivers 2019 State of the City Address  WDETMayor Mike Duggan delivered his sixth State of the City address live from the East English Village Preparatory Academy on Tuesday evening. The hour-long ...

To Address Homelessness, Start With Jobs  CitiesSpeakThis is a guest blog by Melissa Young, director of Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity. Housing and income are ...

From No Conviction To Eviction? Why You May Need an Expungement - Expungements Legal Blogs Posted by Adam David Rossen  Lawyers.com Blogby Adam David Rossen. Posted on March 22, 2019 in Criminal Law Expungements. At the conclusion of a case I always tell all of my clients that I hope I'll never ...

Derek Miller: How to build a society of second chances  Deseret NewsLearning from mistakes in the business world is a principle that should extend to the criminal justice world as well.

NJ marijuana legalization committee hearings set for Monday; legal weed vote next?  Asbury Park PressIf the Senate and Assembly committees clear the New Jersey marijuana legalization bills on Monday, it could set up a big legal weed vote for March 25.

Where Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke Stands On Marijuana  Marijuana MomentBeto O'Rourke might not have defeated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his 2018 bid for the U.S. Senate, but he's hoping to leverage the momentum he built in that race ...

Editorial: Good, bad and veto-able of ’19’s legislative compromises  Albuquerque Journal“If you're winning every battle, then you're not taking on tough enough battles.” – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The governor's observation in Sunday's Journal ...

Sunshine Week: Legislation under review on Beacon Hill  Worcester TelegramIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

Conference at Macomb Correctional Facility talks importance of education, programming in prisons  The Michigan DailyTenisha Yancey, a representative from the 1st District of the Michigan House of Representatives who has two felonies and two misdemeanors on her record, ...

District attorneys must expunge old marijuana convictions  Sacramento BeeCalifornia legalized marijuana and passed a law to expunge old convictions. Yet district attorneys across the state are refusing to comply with Assembly Bill ...

Several significant criminal justice bills still alive as session nears end  New Mexico In DepthDemocratic legislative leaders predicted criminal justice reform would be among the top priorities for the 60-day session that began in January. It appears they ...

Fraser: Life after prison in Virginia  Roanoke TimesBy Ronald Fraser. Fraser writes on public policy issues for the DKT Liberty Project, a Washington-based civil liberties organization. Write him at ...

How to clear the air for victims of America’s unjust marijuana prohibition  Chicago Sun-TimesThe bill would allow people serving time in federal prison for violating marijuana prohibition to seek resentencing "as if" the ban had not existed.

Colorado Makes Slow Move to Erase Old Pot Convictions  Courthouse News ServiceDENVER (CN) – Seven years after becoming the first U.S. state to legalize marijuana, Colorado continues to struggle with what to do about old pot convictions.

Advancing bills worry transparency advocates  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE, N.M. — Lujan Grisham, who touted her record of transparency, may have final say on proposals.

Marijuana Reform, Led by States, Puts Pressure on Congress to Legalize  Weedmaps NewsAcross the United States, states are taking a new look at marijuana, with an unprecedented number of legislatures considering bills in 2019 to allow licensed ...

Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law Passes  WEKUThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting.

Expanded expungement law awaits governor's signature | Local News  The MessengerA bill waiting to be signed on Gov. Matt Bevin's desk will broaden opportunities for people convicted of certain felony offenses to have those convictions removed ...

Missouri Lawmakers Want To Let Medical Marijuana Patients Expunge Their Records  St. Louis Public RadioMissouri legislators gave first-round approval Wednesday to a bill that would allow medical marijuana patients to expunge pot-related offenses from their.

Joplin lawmaker opposes House bill expunging marijuana convictions  Joplin GlobeA proposal to expunge records of misdemeanor marijuana offenders has drawn the ire of state Rep. Lane Roberts, who said Friday the state should be cautious ...

'Pardon Truck' pushes for expungement of minor cannabis convictions  Vancouver SunCannabis Amnesty and DOJA are petitioning Ottawa to go beyond pardons by expunging past simple possession convictions.

Downriver law firm offers free civil legal services to low-income and elderly clients  Southgate News HeraldWhen you're frustrated and you're thinking you're up against the wall and you don't think you've got any way out, anything can happen,” Tamiko Davis said.

California Company Launching Program to Help Expunge Cannabis Convictions Under Prop. 64  Cannabis Business TimesHeally's *Fresh* Start program will guide applicants through the expungement process with pro-bono legal counsel.

Will County Judicial Committee met February 5  Will County GazetteWill County Judicial Committee met Feb. 5. Here is the minutes provided by the committee: I. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL. Chair Tyler Marcum called the ...

Rosario: On college admissions, climate change protests, and best and worst of rankings  St. Paul Pioneer PressThings that made me scratch, shake or nod my head this week: Elite college admission scandal — And quite a scandal it is. Federal prosecutors charged more ...

Lawsuit Says Gambler Banned After Overpayment On Sports Bet  US BetsA Delaware man claims he was banned from the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino after the property overpaid him on a winning baseball parlay bet, according to a ...

No Cook County Charges For Possessing Up To 30 Grams Of Marijuana  Skokie, IL PatchNo Cook County Charges For Up To 30 Grams Of Weed - Skokie, IL - Prosecutors will clear convictions for cannabis misdemeanors and won't charge more ...

United States Should Decriminalize Cannabis and Stop Lifetime of Consequences  The Globe PostUnited States can't erase the War on Drugs' past but can try to alleviate some of its damage by legalizing cannabis and stopping a lifetime of consequences.

Connecticut Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill In Key Committee  Marijuana MomentA key committee in the Connecticut legislature approved a bill to legalize marijuana on Monday. The General Law Committee, which is one of two panels that ...

Washington Senate Approves Cannabis Expungement Bill  GanjapreneurThe Washington state Senate has passed a wide-reaching expungement bill that would vacate cannabis convictions for tens of thousands in the state. Full story ...

Time remains for Leavenworth County expungement program  KSHBAlmost two dozen people have applied to clear their criminal records in Leavenworth County, since the first of the year.

Notes and Details about Marijuana Legalization Bills from Front Office Meeting with NJ Mayors  InsiderNJNew Jersey Urban Mayors Association Meeting with Governor's Office on Marijuana Legislation. Tuesday, March 19th, 2019. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Attendance.

OPINION: DC Takes A Good Step Toward Addressing Criminal Records  The Daily CallerChatter around criminal justice reform opportunities continues loudly following the successful bipartisan federal First Step Act. States and localities alike are ...

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 ...

Kentucky Senate Passes Expungement Expansion  WEKUThe Kentucky Senate has voted overwhelmingly to expand the list of felony crimes eligible for expungement. The measure includes a ten-year waiting period.