City of LaGrange, Troup County Sheriff’s Office host Criminal Record Restriction Day  WTVMThe purpose of the event is to remove barriers so that eligible citizens may obtain meaningful employment or a clean slate.

Albany man with lengthy criminal record convicted in burglary case  WNYTA 67-year-old Albany man with 10 felony convictions has been found guilty after a burglary trial.

Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped, His Criminal Record Is Wiped Clean  TVwebA huge development in the off-screen drama of Empire star Jussie Smollett. Today, it was announced that all charges against the actor will be dropped. And his ...

ICE sets record for arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record  USA TODAYFederal immigration agents under President Donald Trump have set a new record for arrests of undocumented immigrants who don't have a criminal record, ...

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

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 ...

Got a criminal record? Will hire: Businesses pledge to give formerly incarcerated a chance  USA TODAYMichael Clark got out of jail in 2013. But he arguably got his first true taste of freedom when he landed a full-time job. “Just having something positive to do is ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Philadelphia can’t afford the price of hiring bias | Opinion  Philly.comPoverty in Philadelphia is tenacious. Despite a growing population and economy, Philadelphia is still the poorest of the country's 10 largest cities, with a poverty ...

New Bedford man sentenced to 3 years in prison  SouthCoastToday.comFALL RIVER — A New Bedford man with a lengthy criminal record was sentenced to three years in state prison for stealing a vehicle while out on bail, the DA's ...

Rap Sheets Haunt Former Inmates. California May Change That.  The New York TimesA proposed law would make California the first state to automatically seal from public view the criminal records of people with misdemeanor or lower-level felony ...

Editorial: Automatic criminal record clearance is an idea whose time has come  San Francisco ChronicleMillions of Californians are eligible to have their criminal arrests and records cleared. George Gascón and Phil Ting are proposing a new bill to let more of them ...

Marijuana decriminalization bill draws support from many, including Bexar County DA  KSAT 12HB63 would allow people who possess small amounts of marijuana in Texas to avoid receiving jail time and a criminal record. The bill recently passed through ...

Man who pointed gun at state trooper, then got shot by the trooper, pleads guilty to attempted assault  Hartford CourantA man who pointed a gun at a state trooper, who then fired at and struck the man, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted assault on a police officer and was ...

Home Service Unlicensed Felon  ESR NEWSA home *service* provider that connects homeowners with prescreened home *service* professionals has yet to fully explain how it recommended an unlicensed ...

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic  San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblyman Phil Ting on Thursday announced AB1076, a first-of-its-kind initiative that would automatically ...

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 ...

An unsolved homicide haunted a city for decades. Officials say the killer was there all along.  The Washington PostOn a cold, snowy night 45 years ago in Billings, Mont., someone entered the home of Clifford and Linda Bernhardt and brutally killed them. The 24-year-olds had ...

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 ...

Houston Library Bans Drag Queen Storytime Reader with Criminal Record  outsmartmagazine.comA drag queen who read at the Houston Public Library's Drag Queen Storytime last year has been banned from participating in any future events after it was ...

Supreme Court says government can detain immigrants with past criminal records even years after their release from custody  CNNThe Supreme Court held on Tuesday that the government can detain -- without a bond hearing -- immigrants with past criminal records, even if years have ...

Coast chef who was on Food Network won’t get jail time for $10K embezzlement  Biloxi Sun HeraldFormer Food Network chef Stacie “Cheffy” Vande Wetering admits embezzling funds from the Singing River Yacht Club in Pascagoula MS. Judge ordered her to ...

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.

SCOTUS allows detention of immigrants with criminal record after their release -  KUSIWASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against a group of immigrants in a case about the government's power to detain them after ...

Man who volunteered at Modesto church charged with molesting family member  Modesto BeeA Modesto, California man who volunteered with youth at a Modesto church has been charged with child molestation. Jim Patrick Arnold, 40, is accused of the ...

Accused murder suspect has long rap sheet  KLFYThe suspect, Walter Savoie Jr. is charged with second degree murder.

A record low percentage of ICE arrestees actually have criminal records  Business InsiderA record percentage of ICE arrestees have committed the civil violation of being in the country without documentation but no criminal violation.

Gov. Lujan Grisham has until April 5 to sign bills from legislative session  KOBThe clock is ticking for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to act on hundreds of bills that were passed during the 60-day legislative session.

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 ...

Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political ReportCommitting a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West. Now that is ...

Texas: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances Out Of Key Committee  NORML BlogRep. Joe Moody's bill to reduce penalties for low-level marijuana possession has passed out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee with a bipartisan vote of ...

Bambi Larson Murder Suspect In U.S. Illegally With Lengthy Criminal Record  CBS San FranciscoSAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A transient arrested in the murder of Bambi Larson was in the United States illegally and had a lengthy history of arrests in the South Bay ...

Bill to expunge criminal records moves forward in Santa Fe  KOBHouse Bill 370, which would give people the chance to clear their criminal record, is moving forward in the legislature.

Will County's Fresh Start Fair; Records Expunged or Sealed  1340 WJOLA unique event to help people with a misdemeanor on their record to get it expunged or sealed. Chief Judge of the 12th Circuit Court of Will County, Judge Rick ...

Serial rapist went free while another man spent decades behind bars — until his exoneration last week  The AdvocateIt was late one morning in December 1982 when a Baton Rouge housewife saw someone approaching her home in the city's Hundred Oaks neighborhood.

DNA Test Solves 45-Year-Old Double-Murder Mystery in Montana  Flathead BeaconBILLINGS – A genealogy database used to match a family's DNA with evidence found at a 1973 crime scene has led investigators to identify the long-dead ...

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 ...

Immigrant with criminal record assaults Border Patrol agent with lawnmower blade: officials  Fox NewsA Border Patrol agent was injured this week, reportedly attacked by an illegal immigrant with an "extensive" criminal record while on patrol at the southern border ...

Suspect in Dutch tram shooting that killed 3 had criminal record, authorities say  Richmond.comA gunman killed three people and wounded five on a tram Monday morning in what authorities said may have been a terror attack, and a suspect was seized ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kim Kardashian finds Matthew Charles a new home  New York Daily NewsMatthew Charles, the Nashville man who was recently released from prison but struggling to rent a home because of his criminal record, has finally secured an ...

Jordan Klepper’s New Comedy Central Show Debuts in May  VultureComedian Jordan Klepper's last Comedy Central series The Opposition may be no more, but the standout Daily Show alum returns to the network soon with a ...

Assemblyman Phil Ting Pushes To Expunge Nonviolent Criminal Records | KCBS 740AM | 106.9 FM  KCBSSome eight million Californians could be eligible to clear their criminal records under a new bill introduced by a San Francisco assemblyman.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million in Beaver Dam homicide case  WiscNewsJUNEAU -- A $2 million cash bail was set for Ulisses Medina Espinosa, 31, who has been charged with first degree intentional homicide in the fatal shooting of ...

Criminal Records Webinar  ESR NEWSAttorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of ESR, will present a live webinar entitled “Dealing with Criminal Records While Hiring” on April 2, 2019.

Property Tax Cap Turns Police and Courts Into Tax Collectors | New York Law Journal  Law.comThe property tax cap creates perverse incentives for criminalizing low-income people of color and turning the police into revenue generators. And it's wrong to ...

Kim Kardashian West helps ex-inmate Matthew Charles find new home  NBC NewsEx-inmate Matthew Charles, whose lease application was recently rejected despite Kim Kardashian West offering to pay his rent in advance, has found ...

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 ...

ICE Trained Over 1,500 State and Local Police on How to Help Detain Immigrants  NewsweekBut a growing number of local law enforcement departments have vowed to stop cooperating with ICE due to the agency's implementation of Trump's hardline ...

Criminal record sites target of Senate proposal  Chicago Daily Law BulletinSPRINGFIELD — Websites and other organizations that publish false criminal history records could be required to remove them within five business days after ...

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 ...

Piqua man sentenced to prison for sex with a minor  Dayton Daily NewsA Piqua man found guilty of sexual battery of a person under age 13 between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013, was sentenced Monday to five years in prison after he ...

Man ID's Himself As Michael Jackson After Traffic Stop  VibeKenneth Michael Wright told officers his name is Michael Jackson during a traffic stop only for cops to realize he stands accused of sexually abusing minors.

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Kevin Fortenberry Has a Record: See His Mug Shot  inTouch Weekly'Bachelorette' contestant Kevin Fortenberry has been in some trouble with the law. In Touch has obtained his criminal record and mug shot — check it out.

El Paso County sheriff's deputy, who was shot when driver fired 15 times, has died  El Paso TimesThe alleged shooter's car stalled after El Paso County sheriff's Deputy Peter Herrera was shot during a traffic stop in San Elizario, Texas.

El Paso teen with lengthy criminal record arrested in drug deal robbery  El Paso TimesAndrew Julian Esparza, 19, of El Paso, who has a lengthy criminal history, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery.

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 ...

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 ...

Kent State professor pleads guilty to driving while intoxicated, assault  Record-CourierA Hudson woman pleaded guilty Monday to driving while intoxicated and assault, both first-degree misdemeanors. Tatyana Y. Bystrova-McIntyre, 42, of Fairway ...

Ex-guard admits to smuggling ‘bupe’ into Newport prison  vtdigger.orgThis photo was attached to the affidavit that accompanied the prison search warrant. BURLINGTON — A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to working ...

Will My Foreign Lover’s Criminal Record Hurt My Security Clearance? – Ask CJ  ClearanceJobsLove, sweet love. It puts a swing in our step, a sparkle in our eye, and a warmth in our heart. But love giveth and love taketh away – and that's certainly true for ...

Ottawa constable guilty of unlawful entry, spared criminal record  Ottawa CitizenIt was Jan. 16, 2018, and Ottawa police Const. Marcel Allen, coming up on 25 years on the job, was acting on suspicion and impulse when he burst into a ...

Ex-Eastern York High School student charged in bomb threat to avoid criminal conviction  York Daily RecordJacob Chirichello, 19, of East Prospect, was accepted on Tuesday into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program.

Man who committed violent and degrading acts has conditional discharge upheld  Vancouver SunA B.C. man who committed a series of violent and degrading acts against his partner will not have a criminal record despite an appeal by the Crown.

Pendergrass had previous criminal record  Bristol Herald CourierBLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — The man involved in the Saturday shootout with Sullivan County Deputies had a previous criminal record and served time, authorities ...

Over 35% Would Vote For Candidate With Criminal Record If They Have Done Good Work: ADR Survey  The Logical IndianThe Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a civil rights organisation, conducted an all-India survey on governance issues and voting behaviours in 2018.

Criminal Past Haunts Surviving Founder of Troubled Crypto Exchange  BloombergHis crimes: identity theft related to a bank-and-credit card scam. His sentence: 18 months in U.S. federal prison and, later, deportation to Canada.

Driver in fatal crash pleads to misdemeanor, given credit for time served  Mansfield News JournalMOUNT GILEAD - A 23-year-old New York man who was involved in a fatal October 2016 crash pleaded down to a misdemeanor on Monday. Jovan Rosario, of ...

A Jewish Cemetery in Missouri Was Vandalized and Repaired. Now a Man Has Been Sentenced.  SBS NewsIt took only a few months to repair the vandalism at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis in 2017. But finding and then sentencing the man who did it took years.

Alaskan Women Face Nation's Highest Levels of Sex Assault: Panel  Crime ReportThe lack of police resources in Alaska's remote rural communities puts women at special risk, according to speakers at a panel co-sponsored by the Unitarian ...

Dozens attend public hearing on bill to end discrimination against those with criminal records  Hartford CourantClad in bright blue T-shirts with the message “People, Not Prisons,” dozens of supporters of a bill that seeks to ban discrimination based on criminal history ...

Where Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Stands On Marijuana  Marijuana MomentSouth Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. If elected, he would be the first openly gay and ...

Shooting Suspect Floyd Brown’s Lengthy Rap Sheet Shows He Battered Law Enforcement Officer  CBS ChicagoCHICAGO (CBS)–Rockford shooting suspect Floyd E. Brown has a lengthy record stretching back at least to 1997, according to court and prison records.

Video shows moments after man was shot due to road rage on I-25  KRQE News 13It was a frightening scene on I-25 in Albuquerque—a case of road rage that left a driver shot in both legs.

Man gets decade in prison for trip to Bethlehem for sex with teen  Allentown Morning CallA New York man who traveled to Bethlehem with the intent to meet and have sex with a teenaged girl was sentenced in federal court Monday to more than a ...

York athlete avoids sex-assault conviction with 'compromise' guilty plea  York DispatchA former York Catholic High School star football player previously cleared of York-area robbery charges has pleaded guilty to simple assault in Erie County.

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 ...

Surviving QuadrigaCX Co-Founder Has A Criminal Record  71 RepublicAthe QuadrigaCX case unfolds it seems that things are getting shadier than ever. One of the co-founders have a dark past and he was trying to hide it.

80-year-old shot during attempted carjacking: 'Blood was coming out like a faucet'  WESH 2 OrlandoThe 80-year-old man who fought back against an attempted carjacker and was shot is talking about his dangerous encounter.

Which new suitor from The Bachelorette has a significant criminal record?  Accept This RoseAn already popular new contestant from The Bachelorette is back in the news for his mugshot and criminal record. See who it is!

Court docs: Mentally ill man told fire marshals he built pipe bombs  Virginia GazetteAdam Thomas Helms, 30, was charged with manufacturing an explosive device and possession of a firearm.

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 ...

Rantz: King County deputy slams plan to use tax dollars to release criminals from jail  MyNorthwest.comA new plan in King County to provide taxpayer dollars in order to bail out low-income offenders has some deputies worried.

Honduran man loses appeal in case claiming racial profiling by state trooper  Press HeraldA federal appeals court in Boston has ruled against a Honduran man whose attorney claimed he was the victim of racial profiling during a controversial traffic ...

Maryland retail, restaurant industries join national push to hire former inmates  Baltimore SunAfter serving 18 years for attempted murder, Tyrone Arrington wanted to find a job and make his daughter — a toddler when he was convicted — proud.

NH man convicted of running prostitution, drug operation  WMUR ManchesterA New Hampshire man has been convicted of running a prostitution operation following a trial during which witnesses described how he used their drug ...

Amy Klobuchar’s record as a “tough on crime” prosecutor, explained  Vox.comAmy Klobuchar went after low-level, nonviolent crimes as a prosecutor. Now she wants to be president.

Gardiner drug trafficker sentenced to 9 years, admonished by judge for bringing 'poison' into Maine  Press HeraldAUGUSTA — A Gardiner man was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for trafficking in cocaine and heroin in Augusta. Karon Baker. Justice William ...

VA Hiring of Ex-Offenders Shows “Catch 22” Situation Employers Face with Use of Criminal Records  ESR NEWSThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) asserts that the many ex-offenders with criminal records they have hired “*fresh* out of prison” – some to work as ...

Bank security guard arrested over criminal record  The News InternationalThe District Central Police by using modern technology managed to arrest a security guard of a bank who was involved in criminal cases.The police said that the ...

'Cooldrink' offer lands Pretoria man with criminal record  TimesLIVEThe Atteridgeville regional court has fined a driver for trying to bribe traffic cops with R200.

Brandon Schmitt, killed in Struthers standoff, had criminal record  Youngstown VindicatorThe Bear, an armored vehicleused by the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team, sits at a 5th Street home in Struthers on Wednesday after a man who ...

Darts and Laurels: Grant will help those with criminal records - Salisbury Post  Salisbury PostLaurels to Tuesday's announcement that Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will receive $400,000 to train former inmates and help them return to the ...

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 ...