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 ...

Criminal record holders are being encouraged to seek sealing orders, expungement  Dorchester ReporterLast year's reform law expanded process Massachusetts residents with a history of criminal activity or court appearances are increasingly seeking to seal or, ...

Automatic Sealing? Expungement? As They Legalize Marijuana, New York Lawmakers Negotiate Clearing Criminal Records  Gotham GazetteMayor de Blasio discusses marijuana policy (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office). New York seems poised to enact the country's first automatic ...

CT pot legalization could include expungement of criminal records  The CT MirrorSenate Democrats unveiled a slew of proposals Wednesday that would not only legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use, but also expunge ...

Republicans, Democrats seek to expunge more court records to help low-level offenders get jobs  Milwaukee Journal SentinelMADISON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday proposed allowing judges to seal more records of low-level criminal offenses, which they said could help ...

Wisconsin lawmakers resurrect expungement bill  Star TribuneA bipartisan group of Wisconsin legislators is again trying to pass a bill that would allow convicts to ask judges to expunge low-level crimes from their records, ...

Goodwill Expungement Clinic helps clean criminal records  WAVE 3Nearly 200 people got a second chance on a part of their lives that was put on hold on Friday.

All Your Questions About 21 Savage’s Arrest, Answered  VultureOn Super Bowl Sunday, it was announced that the rapper 21 Savage was taken into custody by ICE. Here's how and why it happened, and what could happen ...

Macon County record sealing, expungement summit gives residents hope for second chances  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — Weston Stephens is looking for a new beginning, and after Saturday, he's hoping that he's a few steps closer to getting one.

Proposed law looks to expand criminal expungement eligibility  WAOWWAUSAU (WAOW) — A chance at a clean slate could be on the way for people with criminal records in the badger state. Right now, expungement must be a ...

Community News in Brief | Lifestyle | pottsmerc.com  The MercurySchwenksville — Join Genealogist Rose Brown as she leads a fascinating genealogy workshop for beginners at Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, from ...

Trafficking victim first in Jacksonville to clear her criminal record  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXXA Jacksonville woman who is a human trafficking victim recently became the first in Duval County to have her criminal record expunged under a new Florida law.

New criminal record expungement law could benefit SC job seekers  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SCMYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A state law officially in effect at the start of the year could make it easier for some people to find jobs in South Carolina.

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.

House Approves Bill to Ease Some Criminal Penalties  U.S. News & World ReportJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi House members are supporting a plan to ease penalties on people accused or convicted of crimes.

Library program offers help expunging criminal records  Freeport Journal-StandardFREEPORT — A program at the Freeport Public Library can help people with criminal records eliminate a major barrier to employment.The Lawyers in the ...

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comIf you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in luck. A law that went into effect ...

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 ...

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 ...

County set to launch Ready to Work Initiative | Illinois Suburban Journals  STLtoday.comIndividuals who face legal obstacles to employment can now access help to eliminate those barriers, according to a press release.

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 ...

Politics, Policy and Legal Pot  The Corvallis AdvocateAlmost four years since dispensaries across Oregon threw open their doors for the first time in the summer of 2015, the legal marijuana industry has brought in ...

Wisconsin's criminal expungement rules keep needed workers out of jobs, study says  Milwaukee Journal SentinelA think tank's report suggests ways Wisconsin could modify its restrictive rules about expunging criminal records to boost employment.

Where Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Stands On Marijuana  Marijuana MomentSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is making another run for the Democratic presidential nomination, he announced on Tuesday. From his time as the mayor of ...

Whitmer will consider forgiving marijuana crimes  The Detroit NewsGov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer will pursue executive action or legislation to free inmates and expunge criminal records for those convicted of marijuana crimes that ...

NJ marijuana legalization could wipe weed arrests off your criminal record  Asbury Park PressNew Jersey legislators are expected to institute automatic expungement for marijuana possession as part of any marijuana legalization law.

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 ...

Seminar on criminal records expungement planned | Local | herald-review.com  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — A seminar criminal records sealing and expungement is schedule at be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Mrs. K. Community Center, 249 S. Webster ...

Paterson judge dismisses prostitution charges against sister of accused prostitute  NorthJersey.comA Paterson judge dismissed criminal charges against a Florida woman whose sister reportedly used her identity when issued summonses for prostitution.

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

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 ...

People with five felonies could have records sealed under new Ohio expungement law  NewsChannel 5 Cleveland - newsnet5.comA new Ohio expungement law that quietly went into effect last week gives people with five felonies a chance to seal their criminal records.

Council says it supports expunging some criminal records  WGAL LancasterThe York City Council is supporting several groups working to clear the criminal records of some minor offenders. Watch Anne Shannon's story above.

‘Restoration Saturday’ offers financial assistance for expungement, drivers license reinstatement  WREG NewsChannel 3MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Metropolitan Baptist Church will host "Restoration Saturday" this weekend to help people who want their criminal records expunged or those ...

Legalization Supporters Slam Kamala Harris Endorsement From Marijuana Reform Champion Barbara Lee  Marijuana MomentRep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) is facing backlash from marijuana legalization advocates over her early endorsement of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in the 2020 ...

Tulsa to host Expungement Expo to assist eligible individuals seal criminal records  Tulsa WorldIn addition to local and county legal organizations in attendance providing free services, the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office, the Tulsa County Clerk's ...

Norfolk DA looks to get a handle on expunging criminal records  The Patriot LedgerQUINCY — Marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts, but a past conviction for possession is still part of a person's criminal record.Now it's one of the crimes the ...

Louisville Organizations Mount Effort To Clear Criminal Records En Masse  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleOne of the largest efforts comes from the Louisville Urban League, which received a large gift allowing it to spend $100000 on expunging records this year ...

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 ...

Criminal Records for Obsolete Crimes  The Wall Street JournalWhen pot is made legal, old convictions should be expunged.

Free criminal record expungement clinic to help with employment  WSIL TVWSIL -- A Criminal Record can stop you from getting employment, finding a place to live, or even becoming licensed in your chosen field. The Land of Lincoln ...

Group pushes to make it easier, less costly for Utahns to expunge criminal records  Deseret NewsA libertarian-leaning group wants Utah lawmakers to waive fees for those who want to have their criminal records scrubbed but can't afford the administrative ...

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ SpotlightCourts already deal with 10000 expungement applications annually. Reforms 'will open the door' for thousands more to apply.

Jobs shortage fuels push to pardon SC criminal records  The Herald-SunSouth Carolina businesses with worker shortages pushed an expansion of the state's law defining what crimes are eligible for expungement. Advocates say the ...

Some marijuana convictions could disappear if voters approve legal pot  Detroit Free PressIf voters approve legalized marijuana in November, thousands of Michiganders might look to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.

Thursday in Lauderdale Lakes: The next Broward County criminal record expungement workshop  Sun SentinelHas an arrest record kept you from getting a job, or being approved for a lease?

Getting a fresh start: Leavenworth County helping former inmates clear criminal records  KSHBLeavenworth County Attorney offering program to help ex-offenders clear their names and criminal record.

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" ...

Land of Lincoln hosts clinic to expunge or seal criminal records in Carbondale  The SouthernCARBONDALE — Several residents used a clinic in downtown Carbondale Saturday to take the first step in moving forward a prior criminal conviction.

Criminal record expungement project has helped nearly 400 East Baton Rouge residents since October  The AdvocateFor dozens of people who spent their Saturday afternoon in the nondescript lobby of a strip mall across from the Baton Rouge Police Department, the stakes ...

Hillsborough County plans record expungement clinic - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay  FOX 13 News, Tampa BayThe Hillsborough State Attorney's Office is offering to expunge or seal an old criminal case -- if you are eligible.

Criminal Convictions Behind Them, Few Have Had Their Records Sealed  The New York TimesA recent New York State law allows people convicted of certain crimes to hide the record from public view. So far, only 346 records have been sealed.

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesLaw enforcement officials have traditionally opposed efforts to remove black marks from people's records. That is starting to change.

Zuckerberg and Koch groups ally to clear eligible criminal records  Washington PostGroups with ties to technology titan Mark Zuckerberg are getting even more involved in the political arena, throwing their weight behind a new initiative that ...

Fulton, faith leaders work to clear criminal records in veterans summit  WSB AtlantaThe expungement effort is called the Record Restriction Summit. It will take place at The Temple in Midtown on Veteran's Day.

Detroit residents can get nonviolent records expunged on Saturday  Detroit Free PressDetroiters can head downtown Saturday for Project Clean Slate's fair to get their nonviolent criminal background records expunged.

Woman cleared after sister accused of prostitution stole identity  New York Post A New Jersey woman busted for prostitution played a dirty trick on her sister – trying to beat the rap by identifying herself to cops as her younger sibling, ...

New Clean Slate Law allows sealing of certain criminal cases  WPVI-TVCertain Pennsylvania residents who've run afoul of the law will start the new year with a clean slate.

Dozens in Calhoun County get criminal records cleared using 2014 Alabama law  Anniston StarDozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows ...

Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office accepting applications to help get criminal records expunged  WJBF-TVIf you have a criminal record, a new program in Augusta could help you get it expunged quickly and for free.

Have a criminal record? It may soon be easier to find work in South Carolina.  Greenville NewsFormer inmates in South Carolina could soon have an easier time finding work thanks to a bill that would allow ex-offenders to expunge certain nonviolent ...

Expungement fair to clean criminal records will be held Saturday in North Long Beach • Long Beach Post  Long Beach PostAn expungement fair is scheduled for this Saturday in North Long Beach where attorneys and paralegals will be on-hand to clean criminal records.

His time in prison behind him, Leavenworth mayor inspires county’s ‘Expungement Day’  Kansas City StarLeavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson launched 'Expungement Day' to help clear qualifying people's criminal records. The guest of honor was new ...

Fulton holding another event to help people expunge arrest records  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFulton County wants to help clear arrests, charges and minor blemishes from citizens' criminal records through a free expungement event on Aug. 11. People ...

Salt Lake County's first 'Expungement Day' helps dozens clear criminal records  Deseret NewsMore than 70 applicants participated in Salt Lake County's first ever "Expungement Day," where a team of prosecutors, attorneys, judges and others joined ...

Expungement Fairs Are Getting Top Cannabis Talent Back In Business  ForbesFrom October 20 to 27, organizations will offer free record-clearing and legal advice for National Expungement Week, and hopefully help cannabis veterans ...

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.

Wolf Signs Bill Sealing Some Criminal Records After Decade  U.S. News & World ReportHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new Pennsylvania law automatically seals lower-level, nonviolent crimes from public review after 10 years, a change designed to ...

DuPage judge seeks to have record expunged after acquittal  Chicago Daily HeraldA DuPage County judge, who was assigned to administrative duties, has petitioned to have his criminal record expunged after his acquittal on reckless conduct ...

City's lawyers will help job seekers expunge criminal records at upcoming WorkBaltimore convention  Baltimore FishbowlIt is no exaggeration, as we all know, to say that the existence of criminal justice records about an individual poses one of the most formidable barriers to ...

Prison Reform Legislation Would Expunge Records  NBC ConnecticutPrison reform advocates are asking lawmakers to pass legislation that would expunge the records of many convicts.

Criminal expungements in New Jersey just got easier  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioIt's good news for those with criminal records in the Garden State. Changes to New Jersey's expungement law have just kicked in, making it quicker and easier ...

Weed in New Jersey: New Bills Focus on Legalization, Social Justice  Rolling StoneStates have been ending cannabis prohibition since 2012, but it's only recently that states are tackling social justice in the same policy. More states and ...

Officials in York want to help eligible people expunge their criminal records  WPMT FOX 43YORK, Pa. -- Officials in York County are once again looking to give people with criminal records a second chance - hosting another expungement clinic. It's not ...

Trump Signed the First Step Act for Criminal Justice Reform. Here's the Second Step  FortuneNow that President Trump has signed the First Step Act, criminal justice reform should focus on lowering recidivism rates.

Johnnie's Liquors Defendants Apply for Criminal Record Expungement Stemming From 2016 Drug Bust  South Jersey ObserverJohnnie's Liquor Store defendants have applied for expungement of their criminal records stemming from a May, 2016 drug bust, Bellmawr Police Chief William ...

How to get your criminal record expunged  BusinessTechSecuring a job in South Africa today is tough for many. Data from Stats SA indicates that unemployment has increased to 27.2% for the second quarter of the ...

Expungement clinic helping many people clear their criminal record  WBRZBATON ROUGE- Hundreds of people are getting their criminal records cleared, and most of it is being done at no cost. WBRZ spoke with James Ernest, who's ...

Denver Could Seal 13,000 Cannabis Convictions  Cannabis NowSeven years after legalization, Denver residents will now have the opportunity to seal their low-level marijuana convictions from before the state's cannabis ...

Senators table bill that aims to expunge criminal records  Virgin Islands Daily NewsST. THOMAS — A bill allowing felons to expunge their criminal records after five years of good behavior was held up in committee Thursday after V.I. Attorney ...

Portland to launch criminal expungement pilot, opening doors to affordable housing  KPTV.comThe City of Portland plans to launch its first pilot program designed to help people expunge their criminal records in an effort to give them access to better ...

South Carolina Law Amended to Allow Expungement of Certain Criminal Records  LexologyAn amendment to South Carolina law allows individuals to have certain criminal records expunged following a successful court petition. This means…

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 ...

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 ...

Felony Forgiveness: Detroit Offers Clean Slate for Criminal Pasts  WDET“In the real world, people are always going to look at a felony differently.” Willie, a participant in Project Clean Slate. There's a long line of people at Wayne ...

California\'s New Marijuana Law Is a First But Likely Not the Last  GoverningCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has spent much of his last two terms making what he considers to be amends for the past. The state has a history of tough-on-crime ...

Can your adult or juvenile criminal record be expunged?  The Evening SunAn upcoming free clinic will help York County residents with a criminal record determine if they are eligible to have their records expunged.

Expungement law sought by criminal justice reformers  Arizona Mirror*Fresh* out of prison, where he'd just finished a year-and-a-half stint in prison for stealing a relative's car, Adam Rose walked into a Starbucks inside a grocery ...

YWCA to hold expungement workshop  CIproud.comYWCA Mission Impact is holding a *Fresh* Start Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Here's how you can get your record expunged in Tarrant County  Star-TelegramThe Tarrant County District Attorney's office runs the Deferred Prosecution Program, which allows young offenders a chance to get their records expunged.

Christie signs criminal record expungement bills, calling them 'life-saving' measures  NorthJersey.comGov. Chris Christie added to his criminal justice efforts on Wednesday by signing a trio of expungement measures.

New SC laws go into effect on New Year’s Day 2019  The StateA handful of new laws passed by the S.C. Legislature go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. Here is a look at those changes and how they will affect the lives of South ...

Local business owners weigh in on South Carolina's new expungement law  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SCThe South Carolina General Assembly has passed a new law that will make it easier for people with criminal records to have convictions expunged, as well as ...

Shutting former criminals out of opportunity is economically foolish  USA TODAYNearly half of all children have a parent with a criminal record, and US is losing $87 billion a year in GDP by not employing them.

Local church to hold clinic to expunge criminal records  WREG NewsChannel 3MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Healing Center will host a 'non-conviction expungement clinic' to help people get criminal charges removed or expunged from their ...

Clean Slate program gives people with old criminal records chance to seal records  The TimesPeople with old criminal records may have a chance at *fresh* start through new state legislation that recently went into effect.

Free clinic to assist expunging criminal records  Laurinburg ExchangeLAURINBURG — Scotland County residents wishing to clear criminal records will have a chance next month to learn how that process works.A free expunction ...

Chicagoans Get Second Chance at Expungement Summit  Loyola PhoenixChicagoans had the chance to meet with lawyers and remove certain cases from their criminal records at 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore's Expungement ...

The Financial Benefits of Wiping the Slate Clean  Bankrate.comUse Bankrate.com's free tools, expert analysis, and award-winning *content* to make smarter financial decisions. Explore personal finance topics including credit ...