Nevada bill would let sex trafficking victims expunge criminal records  Las Vegas Review-JournalCARSON CITY — A bill introduced in the Nevada Senate Monday would permit victims of sex trafficking or forced prostitution to seek expungement of ...

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 ...

Bill To Expand Criminal Expungement Advances In Ky. Legislature  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleMore Kentuckians with low-level felony convictions would be able to clear their criminal records after a waiting period under a bill that passed out of a state ...

DuPage judge will not expunge record of former Schaumburg cop  Chicago Daily HeraldFormer Schaumburg police officer John Cichy's request to have all criminal charges erased from his record was denied Wednesday by a DuPage County judge.

Foxx vows to expunge all misdemeanor pot convictions, pushes full legalization  Chicago Sun-TimesCook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx came out in support of marijuana legalization and laid out a plan to wipe clean all minor pot convictions during a ...

Expunge convictions for medical marijuana patients in Missouri. But don’t stop there  Kansas City StarLawmakers want to expunge misdemeanor convictions for potential medical marijuana patients in Missouri. But legislators shouldn't stop at protecting the rights ...

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 ...

Lawmakers hopes to pass legislation allowing convicts to ask judges to expunge records  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3A group of lawmakers is trying again to pass legislation that would allow convicts to ask judges to expunge their records. The bill introduced Tuesday has ...

Brunswick DAs office will help expunge criminal records  StarNewsOnline.comBOLIVIA -- Brunswick County residents with certain past convictions will get the chance to have those records taken off the books. On Wednesday the Brunswick ...

Judge Won't Expunge Former Schaumburg Officer's Record  U.S. News & World ReportSCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A judge has denied a former suburban Chicago police officer's request to expunge criminal charges from his record in connection ...

Washington Proposal Would Expunge 200000 Cannabis Crimes  GanjapreneurThe Washington State legislature has proposed House and Senate companion bills that, if passed, would grant clemency for some Washingtonians convicted of ...

States with Vacatur and Expungement Laws  KVUE.com30 states allow trafficking victims to get crimes removed from their records if they were forced to commit them under someone else's control. Texas does not have ...

Addressing expungement: County attorney to have informational presentation  The MirrorLeavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson will be putting on a town hall to discuss the Leavenworth County Expungement Day next week in Leavenworth.

Lawmakers to consider broad expungement reform  vtdigger.orgAs lawmakers prepare to propose legislation that would broaden Vermont's expungement policies, representatives from Vermont Legal Aid and the Attorney ...

Local church to host Expungement Clinic in Binghampton  WREG NewsChannel 3MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk Heidi Kuhn says her staff will be on hand at this Saturday's Expungement Clinic to help persons ...

Oregon lawmakers consider bill to expunge some marijuana convictions  KEZI TVAn attorney in Springfield said if passed, the bill could benefit numerous people in the community.

Bill would allow some to expunge prostitution from record  ABC17News.comA Missouri House committee will consider a bill that addresses the prosecution of prositution crimes, including giving child offenders the ability to wipe their ...

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

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, ...

NJ Mayors Want To Expunge Low-Level Marijuana Offenses  wbgo.orgA coalition of New Jersey Mayors are calling on state lawmakers to consider passing a bill that would expunge all misdemeanor convictions for possession of.

Wisconsin lawmakers resurrect expungement bill  WMTVA group of lawmakers is trying again to pass legislation that would allow convicts to ask judges to expunge their records.

Bill proposes some marijuana charges be expunged  News-Press NowWhile Missouri lawmakers are working out the specifics of medical marijuana, legislators now also are looking at other areas the amendment affects. One such ...

Bill provides automatic expungement upon full acquittal | Local News | dailylocal.com  Daily Local NewsHARRISBURG — The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system at the state and federal level, applauded ...

Bill calls for certain records to be expunged  KOBNew Mexico lawmakers say they are creating the chance for tens of thousands of people who have a criminal record to have those records erased.

New bill could expunge records for underage victims of sex trafficking  KOMU 8New bill could decrease the distress of sex trafficking victims.

Westchester DA: Erase pot possession convictions as part of marijuana legalization  The Journal News | LoHud.comAs part of recreational marijuana legalization, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has supported a program to seal prior marijuana convictions.

Wisconsin governor announces proposal to decriminalize marijuana possession, legalize medical use  NBC NewsWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday proposed overhauling the state's marijuana laws to make the drug's medical use legal, decriminalize possession and ...

Denver Program Helps People Expunge Old Cannabis Convictions  Candid ChronicleThere is a new program to assist people with the expungement of prior low-level cannabis possession and paraphernalia offenses in the city of Denver, ...

N.J.'s governor promised to clear weed convictions. Here's just how hard that will be.  NJ.comEDITOR'S NOTE: Interested in the marijuana business industry? NJ Cannabis Insider is a new premium intelligence briefing that features exclusive weekly ...

Bills to Watch: Tax Cuts, Expungement, Campaign Finance  Door County PulseSB-18/AB-4. Increasing tax deductions. These bills, simultaneously moving through the Senate and Assembly, would increase the state income-tax maximum ...

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.

NJ won't see legal weed sales until January at earliest, top lawmaker says  NorthJersey.comNew Jersey will likely not see any legal marijuana sales until January at the earliest, the Senate president said late Thursday. The remarks come as Gov.

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 ...

High Court Got it Right on Expungement for Drug Court Grads | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comThe court's opinion does a *service* not only in clarifying the standard for expungement under the 2016 statute but also in explaining the valuable work done by ...

Shelby County expungement practices questioned by Tennessee Supreme Court  The Daily MemphianThe Tennessee Supreme Court has given Shelby County General Sessions Clerk Ed Stanton Jr. 30 days to submit policies and procedures on how his office ...

Expungement clinic helps provide step toward better jobs for ex-convicts  Courier JournalGoodwill and other groups are teaming to hold an expungement clinic, a step for many ex-convicts toward a better job.

KU Legal Aid Clinic, community partners host free expungement clinic  KU TodayLAWRENCE – People who have been arrested or convicted of crimes often face barriers to gaining employment, finding a place to live and other opportunities ...

Maryland Bill Expunging Physician Disciplinary History Draws Ire of Regulators  HealthLeaders MediaThe legislation's supporters say the bill scrubs only minor disciplinary scrapes that result in reprimands or probation.

It's Time to Fix the Expungement Process | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comWhen an assistant prosecutor assigned to a particular matter is out sick on the date an arraignment or a status conference is scheduled, another assistant ...

New Jersey Mayors Demand Marijuana Records Expunged if State Legalizes  Weedmaps NewsNew Jersey mayors launched a forceful call on Jan. 30, 2019, for automatic expungements of low-level marijuana possession and distribution convictions.

At last! N.J. close to legalizing weed as Murphy and top Democrats have a deal.  lehighvalleylive.comThe governor and legislative leaders have reached a deal on taxes and regulation that brings the legalization debate even closer to the finish line.

All Marijuana Convictions set to be expunged  The Chicago CitizenAll Marijuana Convictions set to be expunged. BY WENDELL HUTSON Contributing Writer. If Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx makes good on her plan to ...

More crimes to be expunged, impeachment process updated under bill proposals  Columbia MissourianStealing, forgery, fraud and several other nonviolent offenses would be added to the list of crimes under a proposed Missouri Senate bill.

Louisville Urban League to host another expungement clinic  WDRBNearly 800 people had their records cleared at the league's last clinic, which stayed open late to meet a high demand.

Justice Reinvestment Act seems to be working, but changes proposed on expunging criminal records  MarylandReporter.comBy Natalie Jones. Capital News *Service*. After a comprehensive law overhauled the state's criminal justice system, Maryland has seen a decline in the state's ...

The Incredibly Complicated, Potentially Insurmountable Legal Situation Facing 21 Savage  Rolling StoneAt the beginning of 2019, 21 Savage was the most popular artist in the country: I Am > I Was, his most recent album, spent two weeks on top of the Billboard 200.

Bill to expand Utah youths' right to defense attorneys awaits House vote  Universe.byu.eduMore than one in four minor defendants in Utah represented themselves in court without a lawyer in 2018, a fact that could have serious implications for their ...

Expungement must be a part of new pot law | Jersey Journal editorial  NJ.comState legislators need to listen to Fulop and Baraka on this.

Expungement, prisoners' rights and child abuse were criminal justice issues tackled by ABA House  ABA JournalImage from Shutterstock. The ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a trio of resolutions targeting criminal justice reforms Monday at the Midyear ...

NJLM President to Join Other Mayors on Expungement  InsiderNJNJLM President to Join Other Mayors on Expungement. On Wednesday, League President Colleen Mahr, Mayor of Fanwood will join Mayor Ras J. Baraka, ...

21 Savage’s lawyer reportedly issues statement, claims arrest “based upon incorrect information”  The FADERAttorney Charles H. Kuck has issued a statement on the arrest of 21 Savage by I.C.E..

Expungement Sessions For Convicted Felons In Camden This Month  Haddon, NJ PatchExpungement Sessions For Convicted Felons - Haddonfield-Haddon Township, NJ - The sessions will cover what crimes are eligible for expungement, and the ...

Juvenile justice changes pushed | Local News  Gloucester Daily TimesBOSTON – Turning 18 in Massachusetts and many other states means you can serve on a jury, vote in elections and, if you get in trouble with the law, be.

COSASE Clears Bagyenda on Allegations of Amassed Properties, Documents Expunged  softpower.ugThe Parliament Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has cleared the former Bank of Uganda Executive Director ...

Former Denver Post Journalist Joins Denver's Pot Conviction Expungement Effort  WestwordTo help spread the word about Denver's marijuana crime expungement program, former Denver Post cannabis editor Ricardo Baca and his Grasslands *content* ...

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 ...

City of Denver helps people get rid of old marijuana convictions  The Denver ChannelThe city of Denver is hosting a first-of-its-kind clinic Saturday morning to help people with old drug convictions to have their records expunged. The clinic is part ...

Monroe County DA still prosecuting marijuana possession  WHECFebruary 06, 2019 06:21 PM. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- New York is moving toward legalizing the adult use of recreational marijuana and because of it, ...

Inslee pardons pot convictions of 13 Washington residents. Now lawmakers may clear criminal records for 200,000 more.  The Seattle TimesLegislation that would allow erasure of more than 226000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions is being considered by state lawmakers.

Rutgers Law School Offers Free Expungement Information Sessions Feb. 25 & 28  South Jersey ObserverCamden, NJ – If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime in New Jersey, Rutgers Law School is offering a free opportunity to learn about the options ...

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 ...

47th Ward SPOTLIGHT — PRITZKER's Big Jim personality — FOXX on expunging drug cases  PoliticoTGIF, Illinois. A Broadway show about Michael Jackson is coming to Chicago and I can't wait. THE BUZZ. With the municipal elections less than five weeks away ...

ANC veteran battling to get apartheid criminal record expunged | The Star  Independent OnlineArden Bosman says he's unable to acquire a security certificate due to the 1979 criminal.

Buffalo-based lawyer argues gun lawsuit before federal appeals court in New York City  WGRZ.comNEW YORK — A Western New York lawyer on Wednesday made his case before a federal appeals court to overturn the state's requirement that hand gun ...

Marijuana Legalization Coming in 'Weeks', New Jersey Advocates Say  LeaflyNew Jersey residents may be forgiven if they failed to cheer last week's news of a “grand agreement” among legislators on a bill to legalize the adult use of ...

Partial Expungement Bill Dissected in Annapolis  The Washington InformerANNAPOLIS — Although Maryland lawmakers discussed variations of the expungement process for several years, it needed slightly more than two hours of ...

Privileged sport officials willing to sacrifice Hakeem al-Araibi's life should be expunged  The GuardianThe release of Hakeem al-Araibi is a win for humanity, for the power of citizens of the world demanding that human rights be protected, a step forward for ...

Police school resource officer who hit two students wants his job back  Courier JournalA now-fired Louisville Metro Police officer who was captured on school surveillance video hitting two different teenagers within five days of each other is fighting ...

Virginia Union hosts chapel service in honor of Richmond 34  8NewsRICHMOND, Va. -- After admitting to wearing blackface and the controversy that followed, the first stop on what was supposed to be Governor Ralph Northam's ...

CAK orders Total’s anti-competition clauses expunged  Daily NationOil marketer Total Kenya has been ordered to strike out anti-competitive clauses in its agreements with dealers.

New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association President O'Beirne: Expungement Of Non-Violent Offenses In Marijuana Legislation 'Morally Essential'  InsiderNJ“New Jersey has the opportunity to become the national model on how best to position cannabis legalization as a source for social and restorative justice in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Victim-panel fees' rise is voted down  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteA bill that would increase from $10 to $20 the fee to attend a victim-impact panel for convicted drunken drivers failed in the House on Tuesday.

For five Fridays in March, Brunswick County DA's office to offer free expungement assistance  Port City DailyBRUNSWICK COUNTY — Cleaning up a record isn't cheap. But for five Fridays in March, Brunswick County's District Attorney's Office will help walk…

Finra makes it harder for brokers to expunge tainted records  InvestmentNewsThe Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has taken another step toward making it more difficult for brokers to have customer complaints expunged from ...

Mothers Demand Baltimore Police End Marijuana Arrests And Instead Focus On Murders  Marijuana Moment“Mayor Pugh, stop pot arrests. Solve murders instead.” That's the message the advocacy group Mothers of Murdered Sons and Daughters United (MOMS) is ...

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 ...

Dozens turn out seeking to expunge old convictions  vtdigger.orgWindsor County State's Attorney David Cahill, right, helps Joseph Day of White River Junction fill out paperwork at an expungement clinic in June so Day can ...

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" ...

Norfolk DA pushes campaign to help people expunge some mistakes in the past  The Boston GlobeThe chief law enforcement officer in Norfolk County is launching a campaign Thursday to help people rewrite their life stories — by obliterating their criminal past ...

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 ...

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

Opinion: Delaware laws should help human trafficking victims rebuild their lives  The News JournalExpunging minor crimes could give victims a second chance at life.

Expungement process in North Dakota's Measure 3 criticized as 'remarkably horrible'  Grand Forks HeraldBISMARCK — If North Dakota voters pass Measure 3 to legalize recreational marijuana, its passage would call for expungement of marijuana-related ...

Beware of Lawyers Promising to Expunge Records  Barron'sWatch out, brokers: You may receive a pitch from lawyers guaranteeing they can get your disclosure records expunged for a lot of money.

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 ...

New Ohio expungement law goes in effect in late October  WLWT CincinnatiShowing up before a judge and gaining a criminal record results in lack of job opportunity, housing and sometimes life in general for many in Hamilton County.

Low Early Turnout For Denver-Boulder Efforts To Expunge Old Pot Convictions  Colorado Public RadioIn Boulder, 13 people have applied and four were eligible for an expungement. In Denver, 48 people have applied so far.

Segerblom wants law to expunge Nevada marijuana convictions  Las Vegas Review-JournalClark County Commissioners on Tuesday are expected to broach another contentious marijuana-related matter: Expungements of misdemeanor convictions.

Inside Boulder's Plan to Expunge Minor Pot Convictions: Could It Spread?  WestwordBoulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty has launched a plan called "Moving On From Marijuana," which involves vacating pot convictions for actions ...

We can apply for Bakassi to be expunged from Nigeria's constitution – Monarch  Daily TrustThe Paramount Ruler of Bakassi LGA and chairman of Cross River State Traditional Rulers Council, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Etim Okon Edet has threatened to ...

Youth activists rally for juvenile justice reform at State House  WWLP.comMore than 100 youth activists gathered in Boston to share the message of their statewide campaign and to ask for legislative help to prevent youth incarceration ...

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 ...

City Hall to help some Baltimore residents expunge records  Fox BaltimoreBALTIMORE (AP) -- Some Baltimore residents will soon get some help from City Hall in expunging their records from public inspection. Mayor Catherine Pugh ...

Attorney General-Elect Phil Weiser Wants To Expunge Old Pot Convictions Statewide  Colorado Public RadioThe incoming attorney general is working with lawmakers to develop a bill that would vacate some marijuana convictions.

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.

Kenya is close to legalizing homosexuality. What about the rest of Africa?  The Washington PostNAIROBI — Across Africa and the world, LGBT communities are anxiously watching a court case in Kenya's capital. On Friday morning, a magistrate here is ...

Senate defeats bill to alter alimony law  Arkansas TimesThe Senate failed Thursday to approve Sen. Bob Ballinger's bill that would open the door to reopening all alimony cases and allow a judge to call an end to ...

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 ...