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 ...

Forsyth County attorneys to offer criminal record expungement clinic  Forsyth County News OnlineAccording to local attorney Evan Watson, each year countless Georgia residents go about their daily lives totally unaware that a past criminal history is following ...

Illinois is going to expunge marijuana convictions from 800000 criminal records  CNNIf you've been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Ayoola Ajayi, suspect in MacKenzie Lueck's murder, expunged his Utah theft case, clearing his record  Salt Lake TribuneThe 2012 report from Utah State University says police there wanted Ayoola Ajayi charged with a class B misdemeanor for stealing an iPad. What happened ...

Automatic expungement bill proposed for misdemeanor cannabis crimes  WWMT-TVCriminal records can hinder people from getting a job, apartment, or other day-to-day life events and a Democratic state senator wants to automatically clear ...

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 ...

Should Expunging Criminal Records Be Cheap and Easy?  WKNO FMA couple of years ago, Dalisia Brye got into a fight. “I'm not perfect,” she says, adding that “a bad decision in the heat of the moment" might have been.

N.Y. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana and Expunge 900000 Arrests  TIMENew York lawmakers decriminalized small amounts of marijuana after failing to agree on a comprehensive package that would have fully legalized the drug and ...

New law creates more opportunities to clear criminal records through expungement in Kentucky  WDRBLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thousands more people in Kentucky with criminal histories can wipe their records clean with a new law taking effect Thursday.

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.”

Found in licensed central Iowa day cares: Drugs, felons and abused children  Des Moines RegisterSome providers involved in the most egregious child care violations in central Iowa continue to provide day care, a review of inspection reports shows.

Dozens hope to start new chapter with Expungement Day  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake CitySALT LAKE CITY — Dozens of people met with volunteers at the Utah Law and Justice Center on Wednesday to see if they are eligible to get their criminal ...

New State Law Adds More Crimes That Can Be Expunged From Criminal Record  WCBICOLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)-Current Mississippi law allows people convicted of six specific felonies to have those convictions expunged, or removed, from their ...

NYPD Has Databases of Expunged Stop-And-Frisk Arrests, Bronx Defenders Say  The Marshall ProjectIn New York City, officers are illegally using information from arrests that have been sealed, according to a lawsuit. The practice is legal in more than two dozen ...

New York marijuana: What to know about decriminalization, criminal records, pot possession  The Journal News | LoHud.comNew York marijuana decriminalization is poised to become law, reducing penalties, fines for low-level pot possession and expunging criminal records.

Salt Lake County offers expungement services to legally clear criminal records  KJZZThe Salt Lake County Mayor's Office is partnering with the Department of Public Safety and 60 volunteer attorneys from the Utah State Bar to host a second ...

New Kentucky Laws Begin While Some Are Challenged  Louisville Eccentric ObserverHere's a status report on some of the most talked about bills of the 2019 legislative session.

Felony expungement application fee drops with new Kentucky law  WPSD Local 6PADUCAH — Everyone deserves a second chance, even people who commit certain crimes. Several new laws passed by the Kentucky General Assembly went ...

Nearly 800,000 can clear records for pot possession. Here's how.  Chicago Daily HeraldIllinois' new law allows for near-automatic expungement of marijuana possession arrest or conviction records as long as there are no violent crimes associated ...

Want your record expunged? Salt Lake County has hired an 'expungement navigator' to help  Deseret NewsSalt Lake County's Expungement Day this week is already full, but the county has hired an "expungement navigator" to help hundreds more legally clear their ...

770,000 Reasons Legal Weed States Should Be Like Illinois  Chicago, IL PatchIllinois Leads Way For Legal Weed States - Chicago, IL - Sager On Weed: Illinois lawmakers highlighted 'urgent need' for national conversation about ...

Pennsylvania Begins Automatically Sealing Millions of Criminal Records  GoverningOne study, conducted at the University of Michigan Law School, found people who received expungements saw their wages increase by an average of 25 ...

Project PA: Just uncovered documents give 'Kids for Cash' victim hope in getting kids back  WHP HarrisburgThere are late-breaking developments in our Project PA story we first brought you last week. Joshua Fromel is one of the thousands of victims in the “Kids for ...

Hawaii Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana  LexologyOn July 9, 2019, Hawaii became the 26th state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. HB 1383 (the “Law”), which became law when ...

Project Clean Slate Helps Detroit Residents Wipe Criminal Records  Crime ReportUnder a program called Project Clean Slate, hundreds of Michigan residents are trying to expunge their records of criminal convictions, driven by prospects of ...

New York: Lawmakers Advance Measure Reducing Marijuana Possession...  NORML BlogState lawmakers late last week advanced legislation to the Governor's desk amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the ...

New rules now allow expungement of some criminal offenses  Clinton HeraldUntil recently, it was impossible to have an Iowa criminal conviction expunged from a criminal history record – but as of July 1, the criminal court record of some ...

Illinois set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions | TheHill  The HillIllinois is reportedly set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions from criminal records. The move will come in response to a landmark measure Illinois ...

State sees surge in requests to seal criminal records  Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — A new law making it easier for people to seal their criminal records has prompted a surge of requests, overwhelming state officials.

How Miami-Dade Prosecutors Deliver a 'Second Chance'  Crime ReportIn the daily administration of a prosecutor's office, large or small, our duties bring us face to face with individuals enveloped by crisis, chaos, and/or one or more ...

Salt Lake County Hires Man to Help Clear Criminal Records  U.S. News & World ReportSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Amy Daeschel's life quickly spiraled.

Marion County Prosecutor's Office Offers Free Expungement Assistance  WFYIhe Marion County Prosecutor's office will offer free assistance this month to those seeking an expungement of their criminal history, or restoration of a suspended ...

Criminal background checks in the Ban the Box era  Business Management DailyIf and when to use hiring tools such as background checks for employment and criminal background checks depends on many factors.

Expungment: Record may be removed but still seen in places  Tahlequah Daily PressSometimes, when an individual who commits a crime meets certain conditions, a judge can make the record disappear, although anyone looking for it might still ...

Criminal justice reform in NC: Records may be easier to erase, judges to get more sentencing discretion  WRAL.comA bill that would make it simpler to expunge nonviolent criminal records is headed for a vote on the House floor, while a proposal to give judges more sentencing ...

Marijuana Helps Control His Seizures, but the Courts Won't Seal His Criminal Record  Washington City PaperThe D.C. Council is considering two bills to tax and regulate weed.

New program allows for records to be expunged  Pontiac Daily LeaderLivingston County has a new way for criminals to get their records wiped clean. Prairie State Legal Services of Bloomington has partnered with Livingston ...

Wyandotte County DA offering weekly chances to wipe criminal record clean  WDAF FOX4 Kansas CityKANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Wyandotte County District Attorney's office is now offering free access to legal help for convicted criminals to clear their records.

Clean Slate Clinic offers opportunity to expunge minor crimes from criminal records  Montgomery County SentinelSILVER SPRING – On June 17, clients gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Center to seek out legal aid in the hope that their criminal records might finally be ...

THE WEEK IN REVIEW | Local News  The Harvell gazetteMayor recognizes standout residents. Mayor James Fiorentini recognized three Haverhill residents for their volunteerism and commitment to the city at this year's ...

Classes to speed up expungement nearly ready  Huntington Herald DispatchCHARLESTON — It's been more than a month since Senate Bill 152, dealing with the expungement of criminal convictions, became law in West Virginia.

Plan For Automatic Expungement of Cannabis Records Proposed in Michigan  High TimesSenator Jeff Irwin introduced legislation that would take a step in the right direction when it comes to marijuana justice.

Parties come to agreement in Mingo concealed carry license case  West Virginia RecordWILLIAMSON — A Mingo Circuit judge ordered a case to stay open until a petition for expungement is filed, after both parties have come to an agreement.

Expunge old marijuana convictions now  New York Daily NewsWith just hours left in their calendar, legislators are working feverishly to forge consensus on marijuana use in New York. Throughout the drawn-out debate, ...

Spotlight: Cory Booker's New Sentencing Reform Bill Is About Redemption  The AppealEditor's Note: The Daily Appeal is occasionally examining the 2020 presidential contenders' records, platforms, and rhetoric on issues relating to criminal justice.

Marijuana Businesses Tell Congress That Legal Pot Needs More Diversity | Westword  WestwordA group of over 100 legal marijuana businesses and organizations sent a letter to Congressional leaders calling for federal legalization of the plant, but the ...

Sealing Records of a Teacher's Prosecution for Sexual Conduct with Underage Students?  ReasonAn interesting Massachusetts decision from a couple of months ago, upholding a trial court's refusal to seal under such circumstances.

More Delawareans can now skip the pardon on the road to expungement  Technical.ly BrooklynPeople's pasts can be their biggest barrier to getting out of poverty or moving into more stable careers. This new law could help. More Delawareans can now ...

New state expungement law to offer second chance  Martinsburg JournalMARTINSBURG — West Virginia's new expungement law, which became effective June 7, was passed with the goal of giving non-violent offenders a second ...

Iowa Legal Aid, Linn County to host clinic for expungement and employment barriers  The GazetteCEDAR RAPIDS — A clinic aimed at helping Linn County residents who have been in the criminal justice system overcome barriers they may face is planned for ...

Expungement and Employment Barriers Resource Clinic to be offered in Linn County  KCRGCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) Officials in Linn County are teaming up with the nonprofit group Iowa Legal Aid to help clear people's criminal records.

Expunging and Sealing: Who Sees What?  LexologyCriminal backgrounds create a difficult barrier for people trying to find employment. Expunging and sealing criminal records lifts this barrier and…

T.J. Donovan: Legislative wins for justice, jobs, and Vermont communities  Brattleboro ReformerOne of my top priorities as attorney general has been to build a criminal justice system that keeps communities safe and reflects Vermont's values. I believe that ...

N.J. black and Latino leaders renew push for marijuana decriminalization  wbgo.orgBlack and Latino leaders in New Jersey say Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders are not doing enough to advance the cause of social justice in the.

RE-ENTRY: Goal of Knox Area Urban League Job Fair  tntribune.comBy Vivian Shipe. KNOXVILLE, TN — It is hard to return to normal life after any set back. Imagine the struggle to return to society after you have served time in ...

Employers May Not Ask About Felony Convictions | News  Rio Grande SunEmployers in New Mexico can no longer ask people on their applications if they have been convicted of a crime, thanks to Senate Bill 96, also known as the ...

Gerald Hege bill would prohibit felons with expunged records from running for sheriff  Winston-Salem JournalA state House bill addressing felons running for sheriff — loosely known as the Gerald Hege legislation — cleared a second committee step Thursday.

Free clinic aims to help Fresno residents clear their records of cannabis-related crimes  KMPH Fox 26A free expungment clinic being held on Saturday is helping Fresno residents clear their records of crimes related to cannabis. The Fresno County Public ...

Why legal weed laws failed in New Jersey and New York | Kelly  NorthJersey.comThe pot lobby misunderstood the political landscape in N.J. and N.Y..

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

Illinois Is Expunging Marijuana Convictions, But That Will Only Do So Much  HuffPost“Expungement, for the most part, is not done with just a snap of the fingers and all the records go away,” says a criminal justice reform advocate. By Alexis Arnold.

New legislation will make expungement even more accessible to Kentuckians  WHAS11.comLOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new bill taking effect Thursday will allow more than 125,000 Kentuckians the opportunity to clear their criminal records, paving the way for ...

WyCo DA helps provide second chance through expungement  KSHBWyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree is offering people convicted of a felony in Wyandotte County a second chance by wiping their criminal history ...

How low-level marijuana expungements will work  WKBW-TVThe state passed legislation that decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana possession, and expunges past low-level offenses. We're looking into how the latter ...

Attorneys to offer free legal advice at expungement clinic in York City  York DispatchYork County residents who have a criminal record and would like to explore their legal options are invited to register for a free expungement clinic and job fair ...

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 ...

Changes to felony expungement regulations allow for more Kentuckians to apply for expungement  The Sentinel-EchoAmong the new laws that took effect last week is one addressing the expungement of felony offenses.

Pa. to automatically seal 30 million criminal records as part of Clean Slate law  KYW Newsradio 1060PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Roughly 30 million criminal records will now be automatically sealed over the next year in Pennsylvania — an effort that ...

Appeal Expunged: State Lacks Statutory Right To Appellate Review Of Expungement Order  JD SupraDoes the statutory right to appellate review of a superior court's final judgment under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-27(b)(1) apply to a criminal appeal by the State?

Criminal Injustice: How the System Traps the Poor  Memphis FlyerDeAndre Brown says he was a career criminal. He started selling drugs on the streets of North Memphis at age 19, and by 28, he'd...

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.

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.

October criminal record expungement event set in Springfield  KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisSPRINGFIELD, Ill. - About 20 attorneys plan to volunteer this fall to help people expunge or seal their criminal records. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register ...

Kentucky should become a leader on criminal justice and re-entry after incarceration  Lexington Herald LeaderSuccessful reintegration for people returning home after incarceration often depends on their community extending them a second chance. President Donald ...

Bill to expand criminal record expungement introduced | Local News  The Star BeaconCOLUMBUS — Two state senators introduced a bi-partisan bill this week that would offer the eventual expungement of criminal records for certain felony ...

Two Pa. lawmakers want to automatically expunge some criminal records  WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.Two Pennsylvania lawmakers want to help people remove prior criminal convictions or arrests from their record if they have been pardoned or found not guilty.

Some Western New Yorkers being left out of pot expungement  WKBW-TVNot everyone in the area will be able to have their records expunged.

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.

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

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: New laws taking effect in Virginia  Alexandria TimesEvery year, in January and February, Virginia's General Assembly meets to debate and enact changes to the Code of Virginia. Any bills that are passed and ...

Conservatives urge Kemp to revive criminal justice council  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGov. Brian Kemp is under pressure from a coalition of conservatives led by the FreedomWorks advocacy group to revive a criminal justice council his ...

DA reducing low-level marijuana charges ahead of governor's signature  WBFOErie County District Attorney John Flynn says his office will no longer pursue misdemeanor charges for low-level possession of marijuana, following the.

Hawaii Decriminalizes Cannabis  ForbesHonolulu, Hawaii-- The state of Hawaii decriminalized cannabis yesterday. Bill HB1383, decriminalizes possession of a personal amount of cannabis and ...

A Fresh Start: Expunging Criminal Convictions  Crime ReportAt least 36 states permit adults with criminal convictions to have their records sealed or expunged, but does “wiping the slate clean” actually produce better ...

Here's how destructive marijuana arrests are economically in the US  INSIDERMarijuana is on the brink of being accepted legally nationwide, but arrests related to the drug still result in massive costs and consequences. Ten states and ...

Assembly panel to take input on criminal record expungement (UPDATE)  Wisconsin Law JournalA legislative committee is scheduled to take public comments on a bill that would allow more convicts to have their records erased.

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 ...

If Democratic Lawmakers Get Their Way, 1 Million Convictions in California Could Be Expunged  The RootAfter being released from prison, those who were once incarcerated often experience tremendous difficulty getting re-acclimated to society, but if Democratic ...

Free criminal record expungement, sealing clinic in Cairo  KFVSAttorneys will be available to assist eligible low-income Illinois residents, with qualifying adult misdemeanor and felony criminal records, apply to have their ...

Illinois poised to legalize marijuana sales, expunge criminal records for pot crimes  USA TODAYIllinois cannabis legalization would expunge criminal records and help minorities get business licenses to sell marijuana starting next year.

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 ...

Inside NY's new marijuana decriminalization law: How it works  newyorkupstate.comFines and penalties are reduced and some convictions will be cleared from the record.

Raising the Bar: the International Cannabis Bar Association  mg Cannabis RetailerThe International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA), aims to connect the legal dots for companies and individuals working in the industry. Like growers ...

Record-sealing clinic slated for July 2 in New Lex  Zanesville Times RecorderExpungement means a person no longer has to disclose their past crimes, nor will their record appear on a background check in most cases.

ACLU pushes for criminal record expungements in New Mexico  KOBThe Associated Press April 03, 2019 06:48 AM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates for criminal justice reform are urging Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to ...

Fulton County Fathers Offered Criminal Record Expungement  Sandy Springs, GA PatchFulton County Fathers Criminal Record Expungement - Sandy Springs, GA - Just in time for Father's Day, the Fulton County Solicitor is offering a free, virtual ...

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 ...

Pot decriminalization expanded; legalization fails  Hudson Valley 360ALBANY — State lawmakers voted on their last day in the legislative session to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, along with other ...

Wyandotte County's New Expungement Program Could Help People With Criminal Records Get Jobs  KCURWyandotte Country District Attorney Mark Dupree is on the lookout for folks with criminal records. He wants to talk with them about the possibility of.

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comBy Rebecca Everett | For NJ.com. If you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in ...