How do you expunge a criminal record in Massachusetts? This seminar in Worcester will offer information and answers  MassLive.comIf you were caught with a joint before marijuana was legal, or maybe were pulled over with alcohol in the car at age 17, the mark on your record can follow you ...

Worcester DA to hold seminar on how to expunge a criminal record  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER - District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. and the Worcester County Bar Association will hold a free, public seminar on expunging criminal records ...

Rowe helps expunge convictions  Kankakee Daily JournalKankakee County's state's attorney says the county is ahead of the curve when it comes to expunging low-level convictions such as marijuana possession.

Bills would make more Michiganders eligible for expungement  Michigan RadioA bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers says it's time to change state law and let more people expunge their criminal records. Current state law only.

Council Considering Marijuana Possession Expungement Ordinance  WVXUCincinnati could soon have a program to help people clear their criminal records if they were charged with having small amounts of marijuana. The full council ...

Michigan bills would make more ex-offenders eligible to have criminal records expunged  Detroit Free PressProposed changes to Michigan's expungement process would expand who can get their criminal record wiped clean.

Quincy dispensary seeks to help people with marijuana convictions  The Patriot LedgerQUINCY — A Quincy-based medical marijuana dispensary is seeking to help people clear their records of marijuana convictions from the days when the drug ...

Appeals court tells FBI it must expunge old memo on antiwar website  San Francisco ChronicleThe FBI must delete 15-year-old records of its proposed investigation of a San Francisco online antiwar magazine and its editors, says a federal appeals court.

Bipartisan expungement reform plan package introduced by state lawmakers  The Michigan DailySeveral state lawmakers introduced a new expungement reform plan package on Sept. 9. The package includes six separate bills aimed at changing various ...

CA Bill Would Expunge Many Criminal Records  Crime ReportMany Californians could see their criminal records expunged starting in 2021 under a bill sent to Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, Courthouse News ...

New York to expunge thousands of marijuana convictions  CNNWashington (CNN) Over 150,000 people will have previous marijuana convictions sealed thanks to a New York law that went into effect on Wednesday.

Expunging marijuana convictions: What you need to know  Chicago TribuneHundreds of thousands of people in Illinois are expected to qualify to have their public records erased for cases involving cannabis misdemeanors and lesser ...

Lawmakers rewrite expungement bill after conditional veto from gov  NJTV NewsLawmakers offered a up compromise on the bill after Murphy said their initial proposal didn't go far enough.

FBI Ordered to Expunge Threat Assessment of Anti-War Reporter  Courthouse News ServiceSAN FRANCISCO (CN) – The FBI must expunge one of two threat assessment memos tied to the editors of Antiwar.com, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday, ...

Thousands of weed convictions will be automatically expunged in Cook County: ‘We are righting the wrongs of th  Chicago TribuneTens of thousands of cannabis convictions will be automatically expunged under a partnership between a tech nonprofit and Cook County prosecutors. State's ...

More Michigan residents could get criminal records expunged under House bills  MLive.comThousands more Michigan residents would be eligible to have their criminal histories expunged under a bipartisan package of bills.

Illinois County to Use Algorithm to Automatically Expunge Old Marijuana Convictions  GizmodoWith a statewide marijuana decriminalization ordinance set to take effect at the start of 2020, Cook County, Illinois is slated to automatically clear “tens of ...

Charge expunged from man's record  Southwest TimesBy MELINDA WILLIAMS. melinda@southwesttimes.com. An attempted first-degree murder charge has been removed from a Pulaski County man's record, ...

Chicago PROSECUTOR KIM FOXX Partners With Tech Platform TO EXPUNGE THOUSANDS OF MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS  Black EnterpriseKim Foxx announced a partnership with the non-profit Code for America to expunge thousands of minor cannabis convictions in her jurisdiction.

Judge postpones Joliet detective's petition to expunge domestic battery case  The Herald-NewsA Will County judge decided not to make a ruling on whether to expunge the record of a Joliet detective whose domestic battery case was dismissed last July.

Editorial: Putting lives back on track through expungement  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3There are so many areas of the criminal justice system that demand fixing. Sometimes the best approach is simply to approach them one at a time and do what ...

Legal Action Won't Be Needed to Expunge Low-Level Marijuana Convictions, Lawmaker Says | New York Law Journal  Law.comPersons with low-level marijuana-related convictions won't have to hire an attorney to have their records expunged after all, said the lawmaker who sponsored a ...

Clearing 235,000 marijuana records would not be automatic under new bill  Detroit Free PressLow-level marijuana convictions could get cleared under a package of bills expected to be introduced in the state Legislature this week, but people with records ...

New Yorkers can get marijuana convictions expunged under new law  New York Post Starting Wednesday, thousands of New Yorkers will be eligible to have low-level marijuana convictions wiped clean from their records under a new law.

Want your criminal record expunged? New study offering free legal assistance could help  Wichita EagleA new study launching in Kansas hopes to take a long-term look at how clearing criminal records can help improve the lives of ex-offenders. Over the next year ...

NJ Governor Vetoes Cannabis Expungement, Calls for Stronger Bill  LeaflyAnyone with a New Jersey cannabis conviction could be in for good news if state lawmakers decide to enact criminal justice reforms suggested by Gov.

Rock Island County officials explain how marijuana convictions will be expunged come January 1st  WQAD MolineROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Rock Island County officials are preparing for January 1, 2020 when marijuana will be legal in Illinois. On Tuesday, Cook County ...

Getting a conviction expunged and voting rights restored shouldn't depend on your income  Courier JournalFew in Kentucky have used the felony expungement law to regain their voting rights because many people don't have the $250 court fee.

Expungement event Saturday in Plaquemine  WAFBPlaquemine residents will get an opportunity to speak to legal experts about expunging records.

Expungement event in Plaquemine scheduled for Sept. 14  WAFBRAX Worldwide is hosting an expungement event in Plaquemine on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Gov. Phil Murphy proposes changes to marijuana expungement bill  Burlington County TimesAmong the recommendations Murphy proposed in his veto was changing the the bill's “clean slate” expungement process for individuals with multiple ...

Cincinnati City Council considers expunging certain marijuana-related offenses  WKRC TV CincinnatiCINCINNATI (WKRC) - On Monday, Cincinnati City Council considered expunging certain marijuana-related offenses. The proposed ordinance comes after the ...

Why NJ Expungement Legislation Wasn't Signed | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comWhen Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation intended to make major reforms to New Jersey's expungement law and allow individuals convicted of ...

Thousands Of New Yorkers Are About To Have Their Pot Convictions Expunged  HuffPostNew York will begin expunging thousands of low-level marijuana convictions on Wednesday after a new law went into effect that reduced penalties for pot ...

Mackinac Center Applauds Expungement Reforms  Mackinac Center for Public PolicyRecently introduced legislation would help reduce recidivism and boost the economy.

Kim Foxx launches a new program to expunge marijuana related convictions  WGN Radio - ChicagoRick welcomes Kim Foxx, Cook County state's attorney, into the studio to discuss marijuana expungement and re-election issues. Kim shares information about ...

Kahle helps unveil plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws  The Daily TelegramThousands of Michigan residents with old, low-level criminal convictions could start *fresh* if new legislation is passed. State Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Adrian, one of ...

Expunged  GoverningHalf of all the criminal records in Pennsylvania—covering some 30 million cases—are about to be sealed over the next year, helping people who had minor ...

Michigan House to receive new bill to improve expungement laws  WILX-TVA bipartisan plan proposing to improve Michigan's current expungement laws is expected to be formally introduced in the Michigan House this week.

Code for America to Automate Expungement of Cannabis Convictions in Cook County, IL  FilterOn August 27, Chicago's district attorney announced an ambitious plan to expunge tens of thousands of low-level cannabis convictions. Kim Foxx, the State's ...

Criminal record expungement program starting in Cobb  MDJOnline.comThe Cobb County district attorney and solicitor general are partnering to help restrict residents' minor criminal records from being accessed by potential ...

How to get your cannabis charges expunged  newschannel20.comStarting January 1, people with a misdemeanor or less than a Class 4 cannabis charge involving less than 30 grams has the right to have that record expunged.

Restorative Justice Clinic helps people expunge eligible criminal cases  KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisST. LOUIS - Getting a job, being able to vote or get an apartment or loans can be extra challenging for those with a record. To change all that there is a ...

Political opponent sues N.J. mayor over accusations she revealed his expunged arrest record  NJ.comThe mayor and a campaign staffer face charges for the same accusations.

Kim Foxx Announces Partnership To Expunge Low-Level Marijuana Convictions.  NBC ChicagoWorking hand and hand with California coders, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday the creation of a partnership with Code for America ...

NJ delays measure to let people clear criminal records; Murphy wants automatic process  NorthJersey.comPeople looking to wipe certain criminal records clean in New Jersey will have to wait after Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed a measure Friday, saying he wants to create ...

Editorial: Millions of Californians are eligible to clear their criminal records, but it takes time and money  Los Angeles TimesOne of the bedrock principles of the criminal justice system is that, with limited exceptions, offenders return to society as full members with all rights and ...

Legislative 'Expungement' Reform Package Set for Introduction  WHTC NewsOnce someone has “paid a debt to society,” such a payment shouldn't be a “scarlet letter” for the rest of a transgressor's life.

Expungement violation case against N.J. mayor, campaign staffer transferred out of town  NJ.comHamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede and her campaign manager are accused of revealing an opponents' expunged arrest.

National Expungement Week (NEW) Returns September 21-28, 2019  PRNewswireNEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in ...

Cunningham criticizes Murphy after he conditionally vetoes marijuana expungement bill  Hudson County ViewCunningham criticized Gov. Murphy after he vetoed a bill that she co-sponsored that would have overhauled the state's marijuana expungement system.

Madison County to host Expungement Day | Illinois Suburban Journals  STLtoday.comMadison County and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid are joining forces later this month to host a free event, Madison County Ready to Work Expungement Day, ...

Mayor charged with publicizing expunged arrest hires noted defense lawyer, who rips prosecutor's case  NJ.comDefense attorney Robin Lord said Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede is an honest public servant, 'who never violated the law, any law.'

Macon DA Hosting Free Expungement Clinic | Daily Report  Law.comResearch shows that when qualifying minor offenses are removed from a person's record they are more able to participate in society and crime goes down” ...

Illinois Lawmakers Partner With Tech Nonprofit To Expunge Cannabis Convictions  High TimesIllinois officials are partnering with the California-based nonprofit Code for America to use its “Clear My Record" technology.

Legal Expert Explains Expungement Process | KSMU Radio  KSMU RadioThis week on Making Democracy Work, host Maggie Castrey speaks with Dan Wichmer, executive director of Legal Services of Southwest Missouri. Missouri ...

Murphy Vetoes Pot Expungement Bill  WCBS 880NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- If you live in New Jersey and have a marijuana conviction, your chance of quickly getting a clean record went up in smoke.

Chicago's Top Prosecutor: Clearing Marijuana Records Will Be 'Life-Changing'  The AppealCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is partnering with a technology nonprofit to expunge tens of thousands of minor marijuana convictions. Other jurisdictions ...

Bankole: Expungement bills a redemptive move for Detroit  The Detroit News"Far too many people struggle to provide for their families and to be productive members of our communities because of mistakes they made as teenagers."

The Fight for Automatic Criminal Record Expungement in the Midwest  Cannabis NowThe conversation around expunging the records of petty offenders is now a keystone of any real conversation on reforming marijuana laws. In Michigan, a few ...

Those wrongly accused of violent crimes in Alabama remain haunted by dropped charges  AL.comAlthough DNA evidence cleared a young Alabama man in a brutal rape, robbery and assault case, the charges will follow him for the rest of his life. Now 21 ...

Governor Murphy Strengthens Expungement Reforms and Provides for Pathway to Automatic Expungement  InsiderNJGovernor's Conditional Veto Also Requires Sealing of Marijuana Offenses and Allows for “Clean Slate” Expungements for Those Who Have Clean Records for ...

Marijuana Convictions to be Expunged for 160K Across New York State  The Jewish Voice“For too long communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana and have suffered the lifelong consequences of an ...

Trump administration shows lack of compassion by cutting funds to help sex tafficking victims clear criminal r  Baltimore SunThe Trump Administration is no longer allowing federal funding to be used for legal aid to help victims of sex trafficking clear criminal records that came as a ...

Cunningham Expresses Frustration with CV Weakening Expungement Legislation  InsiderNJCunningham Expresses Frustration with CV Weakening Expungement Legislation. Trenton – Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham issued the following ...

Canadian federal government pardons previous cannabis convictions  Health EuropaAfter a month of accepting pardon applications the Canadian federal government has approved 44 out of the 71 applicants of their cannabis convictions.

Murphy's changes to bill clearing weed convictions up for vote Thursday. But no deal yet.  NJ.comThe state Senate is scheduled to vote on the governor's conditional veto of its expungement bill Thursday.

Juvenile Record Expungement Clinic offers free legal services this Friday  Cache Valley DailyLOGAN – Those with a juvenile record have the opportunity to get their charges expunged for free at a clinic this Friday. The Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys ...

Mayor Kelly Yaede attacks expungement case in first interview since being charged, calls herself 'role model'  The TrentonianHAMILTON — Mayor Kelly Yaede went on the offensive in her first radio interview since being charged by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri, insisting her ...

Free legal clinic on expungement and foreclosure happening Thursday, Friday  WLOXIf you are facing or going through a foreclosure, or if you want help getting previous criminal charges removed from your record, a free legal clinic is being ...

Mayor Kelly Yaede's attorney says she didn't know gadfly's records were expunged, but still had 'absolute right' to publish them  The TrentonianEWING — Mayor Kelly Yaede's campaign "lawfully obtained" GOP rival David Henderson's expunged criminal records.

Grand theft charges dropped, expunged from court files in 2015 case  TCPalmINDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Grand theft charges against Thomas Accario in June of 2015 have been dropped and court records expunged. At the time, Accario ...

Victory! Individuals Can Force Government to Purge Records of Their First Amendment Activity  EFFThe FBI must delete its memo documenting a journalist's First Amendment activities, a federal appellate court ruled this week in a decision that vindicates the ...

Politicians announce expungement reform proposal  WWMT-TVA proposal was put on the table to allow certain criminal convictions to be wiped off someone's public record in Michigan. Several politicians announced the ...

Court: FBI Must Destroy Memos Calling Antiwar.com a Threat  The American ConservativeIn a major victory for Antiwar.com, free speech and journalism, a federal appeals court has ruled that the FBI must expunge surveillance memos that agents had ...

Free expungement, driver's license clinic on Saturday  Oak Ridge TodayThe Anderson County Bar Association and NAACP are hosting a free Expungement and Driver's License Assistance Clinic in Clinton on Saturday.

Radiolab: Cleveland Flasher Gets Story Expunged, AKA Seriously -- F*ck This Guy  PajibaI was catching up on some podcasts this weekend and was listening to Radiolab. Specifically their "Right To Be Forgotten" episode about Cleveland.com's ...

Bill package would ease expungement requirements, including low-level traffic violations  The Center SquareState Rep. Graham Filler is sponsoring six bills aimed at easing criminal expungement requirements that he says he will introduce in the House this week.

Nasheed to host expungement clinic for 'second chances' for nonviolent offenders  The Missouri TimesSen. Jamilah Nasheed is partnering with a nonprofit in St. Louis to host a clinic in an effort to help nonviolent offenders get back on their feet.

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Marijuana Conviction Expungement Bill  High TimesGovernor Phil Murphy vetoed the expungement bill because he wants the process to be even simpler for those who stay out of trouble.

Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions Automatically Expunged In New York  TheFix.comAround 24000 New Yorkers will have their records cleared by a new marijuana decriminalization law.

Bipartisan Bills In State House Seek To Ease Expungement Of Records  News/Talk 94.9 WSJMMembers of the state House from both parties are trying to make it easier for people with old and minor criminal offenses to get their records wiped clean.

Expungement changes  STLtoday.comThree years after the Legislature enacted a law allowing people to seek expungements for a host of nonviolent felony and misdemeanor crimes, a new law adds ...

Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede and campaign manager charged with releasing opponent's expunged arrest  hamiltonpulse.comThe Mercer County Prosecutor's Office confirmed today that complaints were filed in Hamilton Township charging Mayor Kelly Yaede and her primary campaign ...

Washtenaw United: Building Futures By Expunging The Past  WEMUIf you've been convicted of a crime, getting a job can be far more difficult. That is particularly true for felons but even those with misdemeanors run.

Nashville police records on withdrawn driving charges will be cleared after expungement order  The TennesseanJudge Melissa Blackburn said the agreement would keep dismissed criminal charges from affecting thousands of Nashvillians.

House plans to move on banking bill  PoliticoWelcome to the POLITICO Pro Cannabis preview newsletter. Free access to the preview newsletter is available through Sept. 30, 2019.

State reps unveil bipartisan plan  Coldwater Daily ReporterLANSING — A bipartisan plan announced this week would expand Michigan's expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old, ...

South Africa: Govt Considers Expunging Marijuana-Related Criminal Records  AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsThe Department of Justice is working on new laws around the legalisation of marijuana in South Africa, and is considering amendments to expunge the criminal ...

Yale expunges student's sexual misconduct discipline record  Yale Daily NewsFollowing a monthslong legal battle with Daniel Tenreiro-Braschi '19, who sued Yale after being disciplined for sexual misconduct, the University expunged his ...

The Mincing Rascals 08.28.19: Mayor Lightfoot's report card, pot convictions expunged, G7, bed bugs  WGN Radio - ChicagoThe Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune and Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute.

“Buzz on the Street” Show: Pasha Brands (CSE: CRFT) (OTC: CRFTF) Supply Agreement  Financialbuzz.comFinancialBuzz.com's latest Buzz on the Street Show: Featuring Our Corporate News Recap on "Pasha Brands Pens Supply Agreement with Canada's First ...

Federal Judge Rebukes the Willie Horton Strategy  The AppealTexas: In approving bail reform, federal judge rebukes Houston's DA for using the Willie Horton strategy. Michigan: Advocates introduce bills to expand, ...

Presidential pot: Why 2020 Democrats are ready to legalize marijuana  USA TODAYJoe Biden's reluctance to endorse full legalization could upset younger, cannabis-focused voters.

Marijuana Legalization in US: Is End of Cannabis Prohibition in Sight?  The Globe PostCannabis prohibition in the United States has lasted for nearly a century, but the effort to legalize the drug is gaining steam and prohibition's end could be just ...

SA ready to expunge dagga criminal records  News24Thousands of people with convictions for dagga possession could soon have their criminal records expunged.

Voters should 'close the book' on N.J. mayor charged with expungement violation, challenger says  NJ.comThe Democrat challenging Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede says she should take a leave absence while the municipal court case against her progresses, and ...

Sweeney's voice vote on anti-Trump help out South Jersey Democrat — and Republicans  PoliticoGood Monday morning! When Senate President Steve Sweeney opted for a voice vote instead of a machine vote on condemning President Trump's “go back” ...

New Covenant holds Community Day and Expungement Clinic  pridepublishinggroup.comThe historic New Covenant Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) hosted a Community Day on Saturday, August 17 from 11 am - 3 pm at the church.

Just 44 Canadians Have Had Cannabis Records Expunged Since Legalization  GanjapreneurNearly one full year after cannabis was legalized federally in Canada, only 77 people have applied to have cannabis charges expunged from their background ...