Court rejects appeal from inmate seeking to expunge marriage  CT PostPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a man serving life in prison who asked for his marriage record to be ...

San Francisco To Expunge Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions  NPRSan Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said Monday.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Expunge all marijuana crimes automatically  The Massachusetts Daily CollegianMarijuana possession is not a crime anymore, so why should former convictions be relevant?

San Francisco to expunge over 9,300 marijuana-related convictions | TheHill  The HillSan Francisco's District Attorney said Monday that his office would be expunging more than 9300 marijuana convictions from individuals' records.

Expunge small-time pot convictions if it’s legalized  Chicago Sun-TimesIf Illinois legalizes recreational pot, all past marijuana convictions must be expunged, except where massive quantities are concerned.

Charges Against Jussie Smollett Dropped, Record Expunged  The RootPlot twist. The charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped, according to CBS Chicago reporter Charlie De Mar, who tweeted the breaking news on ...

Revisions to allow faster attempts to expunge | State & Region  Beckley Register-Heraldcharleston — West Virginia lawmakers have passed two bills they hope will help people who've committed crimes, often those with substance use disorders, find ...

California And Code for America Work to Expunge Thousands of Weed Convictions  NowThis NewsSan Francisco is using an algorithm to expunge 9,000 weed convictions. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said his office would expunge more ...

Legal weed in N.J. would allow people caught with 5 pounds of pot to clear their records  NJ.comChanges to the marijuana legalization bill would allow tens of thousands more people to get their marijuana convictions expunged.

Free Expungement Workshop Set for April 11 for Broward Residents  Hollywood GazetteHave you ever been arrested in Broward County? Do you want to know if you qualify to have your adult or juvenile record sealed or expunged? If you were ...

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.

Missouri House Approves Bill To Expunge Marijuana Records For Medical Patients  Marijuana MomentMedical marijuana patients in Missouri could have records for certain prior cannabis convictions expunged under a bill passed by the state House of ...

Worcester state rep proposes bill to expunge juvenile criminal records  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER – Suggesting that youthful offenders rarely have just one misdemeanor conviction on their record, and that juvenile criminal records can ...

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 ...

San Francisco to expunge more than 9,300 marijuana convictions  AxiosSan Francisco prosecutors said Monday they have moved to expunge more than 9,300 marijuana-related convictions from people's records dating back to 1975.

New Public Defense Unit To Help People Vacate Convictions, Expunge Records - The Seattle Medium  Seattle MediumThe King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) recently launched a new post-conviction relief unit that will help people with criminal convictions, who are ...

Lawmakers propose new medical marijuana bill to expunge record  ABC17News.comState lawmakers could vote on a new bill Wednesday, House bill 341, that proposes medical marijuana card holders could be eligible to have their ...

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 ...

Bill would make it easier for New Mexicans to expunge criminal records  Las Cruces Sun-NewsFor people who have completed a criminal sentence, it may get easier to put the past behind them. The state House of Representatives passed legislation ...

Baraka Expresses Disappointment Over Canceled Expungement Bill Vote Tied to Recreational Marijuana  TAPinto.netNEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka vowed to push for expungement after the state legislature canceled a vote yesterday on bills that would have legalized weed ...

District attorneys must expunge old marijuana convictions  Sacramento BeeCalifornia legalized marijuana and passed a law to expunge old convictions. Yet district attorneys across the state are refusing to comply with Assembly Bill ...

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.

San Francisco DA: A Tech Partnership Helped the City Expunge 9,000 Pot Convictions  CheddarBy Brian Henry. When San Francisco expunged from its system last month more than 9,000 marijuana convictions, some dating back to 1975, it became the first ...

Expanded expungement law awaits governor's signature | Local News  The MessengerA bill waiting to be signed on Gov. Matt Bevin's desk will broaden opportunities for people convicted of certain felony offenses to have those convictions removed ...

Bill to easily expunge nonviolent convictions among several criminal justice bills passed by Utah lawmakers  Deseret NewsUtahns with nonviolent misdemeanor records could automatically have convictions expunged under one of several criminal justice measures that have won ...

New Jersey Leaders Advocate for Marijuana Legalization and Expungement Legislation  InsiderNJ“I want to speak to those who might be on the fence. I don't know if you have been arrested for marijuana. Please, get on the right side, so we can make history, ...

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 ...

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.

Utah: Legislation to Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions - NORML - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws  NORML BlogLegislation is pending to allow those with certain misdemeanor convictions to get their records automatically expunged.

Mayors weigh in on the future of legal weed in their towns  NJTV NewsThere are more than 60 towns that have banned marijuana sales before the law is even passed. Brick Mayor John Ducey is one of them. “As far as recreational ...

Holley, McKnight & Wimberly on Future of Expungement Legislation  InsiderNJHolley, McKnight & Wimberly on Future of Expungement Legislation. (TRENTON) – Assembly Democrats Jamel Holley (D-Union), Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) ...

The case for expungement: Is now the time?  ROI-NJ.comCharles Blow, the New York Times columnist, has been quoted as saying, “There is never a wrong time for doing the right thing.” He's right. On March 25, we will ...

Joplin lawmaker opposes House bill expunging marijuana convictions  Joplin GlobeA proposal to expunge records of misdemeanor marijuana offenders has drawn the ire of state Rep. Lane Roberts, who said Friday the state should be cautious ...

California Company Launching Program to Help Expunge Cannabis Convictions Under Prop. 64  Cannabis Business TimesHeally's *Fresh* Start program will guide applicants through the expungement process with pro-bono legal counsel.

New Jersey's push to legalize recreational marijuana stalls  TheGrioTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers dealt a blow to the prospects of legal recreational marijuana use in the state Monday, when the state Senate ...

Concerned about Expungement Piece of Marijuana Legalization Legislation, Baraka to Testify in Trenton  InsiderNJNewark Mayor Ras Baraka will appear at the Statehouse today to express his concerns about the expungement piece of marijuana legalization. Baraka ...

New Jersey Governor Will Legalize Marijuana Only if Records are Expunged  Weedmaps NewsDemocratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reiterated his commitment to legalizing marijuana during his budget address March 5, 2019, but he said he'd only sign ...

Ky. Legislature Passes Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting period.

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.

NY's Marijuana Legalization Push Is In Jeopardy  GothamistFor much of his time in office, Governor Andrew Cuomo was dismissive of the calls to legalize recreational marijuana. He once derided weed as a “gateway ...

Would-be law student gets record expunged with help of legal services group  ABA JournalA Kentucky woman who plans to attend law school hopes to someday help others expunge their criminal records because of her own experience.

PA Senate bill seeks to legalize marijuana use  Bucks County Courier TimesSenate Bill 350 would make marijuana use legal for adults over 21, expunge arrest records for some drug offenses and earmark tax revenue for education.

Millions of eligible arrests, convictions could be expunged with new automated system  San Francisco ExaminerIn an effort to restore housing, education and job opportunities, District Attorney George Gascon and Assemblymember Phil Ting announced legislation Thursd.

Is the Expungement Provision of the Marijuana Justice Act Constitutional? - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonYouTubeIn my column this week, I praise Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act for addressing the harm that pot prohibition has done to people convicted of ...

Town hall to focus on Expungement Day program  Leavenworth TimesLeavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the Leavenworth County Expungement Day program.

Baraka and Fulop Back Marijuana Legalization; will Press on for 'Full, Automatic Expungement'  InsiderNJMAYORS BARAKA AND FULOP SUPPORT CANNABIS LEGALIZATION BILL. After assurance from state leaders that they will continue to seek full automatic ...

Rice: Expungement Bill Shouldn't be Contingent on Recreational Marijuana Legalization  InsiderNJCounted as a hard negative against the recreational use of marijuana, state Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) said he doesn't have the late amended details on ...

City Mission to hold Expungement Day  Observer-ReporterThe Legal Clinic at the City Mission in Washington will hold its second Expungement Day.

GOP bill allows expungement for first-time drunken drivers  WTMJ-TVRepublican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow some first-time drunken drivers to ask judges to erase their record.

House considers allowing medical marijuana patients to expunge old possession charges  Springfield News-LeaderMissourians are already entitled to have two misdemeanors expunged. A new bill would allow patients to seal marijuna-related offenses.

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 ...

San Francisco District Attorney’s Office To Expunge Over 9,000 Past Marijuana Convictions  Weed NewsThe Office of the San Francisco District Attorney has announced that it will automatically expunge over 9000 marijuana-related convictions. Last February…

Holley, McKnight & Wimberly on Bill Concerning Expungement of Certain Cannabis Offenses Continuing to Advance in Assembly  InsiderNJHolley, McKnight & Wimberly on Bill Concerning Expungement of Certain Cannabis Offenses Continuing to Advance in Assembly. (TRENTON) – On legislation ...

Expungement bill would offer more second chances | News  Richmond RegisterThose convicted of low-level felonies could have the opportunity to have their criminal record expunged after lawmakers passed Senate Bill 57 this week.

Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law Passes  WEKUThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting.

Sen. Warren Presses FINRA on Broker Expungement Rule Revamp  ThinkAdvisorSen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told Financial Industry Regulatory Authority CEO Robert Cook on Thursday that the broker-dealer self-regulator must ensure ...

Legalized Marijuana in NJ, WE DEMAND BETTER!  InsiderNJApparently there's a deal to legalize cannabis in NJ. Senate President Steve Sweeney told an audience at Monmouth University that a vote is imminent.

Senate amends, passes expungement bill  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – Legislation that would allow New Mexicans to seek court approval to wipe an arrest or conviction from their records cleared the state Senate on ...

House approves expungement bill with bipartisan support  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – People with an arrest or conviction in their history could have it removed from the public record – if a court approves – under legislation that passed ...

Pleasantville expungement seminar aims to educate, help residents with convictions  Press of Atlantic CityPLEASANTVILLE — An expungement seminar at Mount Zion Baptist Church Friday aims to educate city residents about how to get their records cleared of ...

Expungement Bill Receives Final Passage  ekbtv.comFrankfort, KY — Legislation to expand the number of Kentuckians eligible to have low-level felonies expunged from their criminal records received final passage ...

Automatic youth expungement bill in state hopper  Chicago Daily Law BulletinAutomatic youth expungement bill in state hopper- Adrianna Pitrelli Law Bulletin staff writer SPRINGFIELD — Under a new measure proposed at the Statehouse, ...

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 ...

Beto O'Rourke introduces himself to key 2020 bloc: Black voters  NBC NewsBeto O'Rourke used a two-day, 185-mile sprint through South Carolina last week in part to introduce himself to a key voting bloc: African American voters.

Gov. Murphy Favors Expunging Pot Offenses for Him to Sign Weed Bill | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced he would only sign off on the closely watched marijuana bill if the measure was amended to expunge the records of ...

Booker and four 2020 presidential rivals endorse marijuana legalization  Washington PostJoined by four fellow candidates for the presidency, Sen. Cory Booker is reintroducing legislation that would legalize marijuana and expunge convictions for ...

Kentucky expungement bill clears House  WBKOFRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Senate Bill 57, a measure to have low-level felonies expunged from eligible Kentuckians, passed the Senate. The legislation ...

The Week in the Capitol: Taxes, expungement, election laws, tobacco-free schools, midwives and more  User-generated contentFRANKFORT — Taxes, felony expungement, and election laws were among the high-profile issues under the spotlight this week as the General Assembly's ...

Doherty and Cardinale Rail Against Late Amendments to Expungement Bill  InsiderNJOn the Senate Judiciary Committee tonight, Republican Senators Gerald Cardinale and Mike Doherty reacted with horror to 11th hour amendments to S-3205, ...

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.

Panel says Arizona lawmaker David Stringer can't keep 1980s documents about expunged Maryland charges secret  Baltimore SunEmbattled Rep. David Stringer will not be allowed to submit documents in secret as the Arizona House Ethics Committee investigates complaints about his ...

NDP urges Liberals to expunge cannabis records before election  Toronto StarNDP justice critic Murray Rankin says the Trudeau government's current approach to suspend rather than expunge records doesn't do enough to help ...

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 ...

COVER STORY: Louisville attorneys are pitching in to help accelerate expungement process  Louisville Business FirstSince Kentucky changed its rules of expungement three years ago, there's been a groundswell to help eligible people get certain criminal items off their files.

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Says Expungement of Records for Pot Related Crimes Good for Community  TAPinto.netTRENTON, NJ – While New Jersey legislators continue to push forward on legislation that will legalize the adult-use of marijuana, Assemblyman Benjie ...

Complaint against Harford County sheriff after an African-American attorney was detained  WBAL TV BaltimoreLawyers have filed a complaint against the Harford County Sheriff's Office, requesting an investigation after an African-American legal aid attorney was detained ...

Fulop and Baraka continue to support weed legalization, pushing for full expungement  Hudson County ViewFulop and Baraka are continuing to advocate for weed legalization, though they are calling for the bill to allow all non-violent arrests to be expunged.

Cost, Red Tape Blamed for Low Rate of MI Expungement  Crime ReportFew of the people who are intended beneficiaries of a Michigan law allowing for expungement of criminal convictions actually obtain this relief, according to a ...

'Pardon Truck' makes plea for pot expungement, not pardons  CTV NewsA so-called "Pardon Truck" is hitting the road and calling on Ottawa to expunge simple cannabis possession, which is 30 grams, the current legal limit.

Equity and Expungement: Why Cannabis Activists Crashed SXSW  FilterOn March 15, cannabis activists protested outside the South by Southwest (SXSW) gathering at the Hilton Austin Downtown while former US House Speaker ...

Time remains for Leavenworth County expungement program  KSHBAlmost two dozen people have applied to clear their criminal records in Leavenworth County, since the first of the year.

Clearing Records: Kentucky Lawmakers Vote to Expand Felony Expungement Law  GoverningBy Ryland Barton. The Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a ...

Denver's Pot Conviction Expungement, Open to Thousands, Has Cleared 38 People So Far  WestwordDenver's Turn Over a New Leaf program allows thousands of people with past low-level marijuana convictions to apply for expungement, but the turnout has ...

Michael Jackson's Leon Kompowsky is expunged from 'The Simpsons' archive  The Boston Globe'The Simpsons' episode from 1991 with guest star Michael Jackson is being pulled after HBO aired a documentary featuring two men who allege the singer ...

Computerized Cannabis Conviction Expungement: San Francisco Leads the Way  Cannabis NowSan Francisco is preparing to expunge more than 9,000 cannabis convictions dating back to 1975 — the culmination of a year-long review of court records ...

@NotesFromHel Pop-Up Newsroom pops into a record expungement clinic | Helen Ubiñas  Philly.comA clean record keeps many in Philadelphia from employment.

From No Conviction To Eviction? Why You May Need an Expungement - Expungements Legal Blogs Posted by Adam David Rossen  Lawyers.com Blogby Adam David Rossen. Posted on March 22, 2019 in Criminal Law Expungements. At the conclusion of a case I always tell all of my clients that I hope I'll never ...

Parkway supervisory ranger’s drug arrest expunged, may return to duty soon  Asheville Citizen-TimesGreg Wozniak, a law enforcement supervisor on the Blue Ridge Parkway, was relieved of his duties after a June criminal incident. He might return to duty soon.

Washington Senate Approves Cannabis Expungement Bill  GanjapreneurThe Washington state Senate has passed a wide-reaching expungement bill that would vacate cannabis convictions for tens of thousands in the state. Full story ...

Notes and Details about Marijuana Legalization Bills from Front Office Meeting with NJ Mayors  InsiderNJNew Jersey Urban Mayors Association Meeting with Governor's Office on Marijuana Legislation. Tuesday, March 19th, 2019. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Attendance.

Here And Now on February 10, 2019:A push for expungement laws in NYS to seal marijuana convictions  WABC-TVPres./CEO of Community *Service* Society, David Jones and Organizer Avery Bizzell are leading the expungement campaign that affects many black and brown ...

New Jersey Legislature Failed To Vote On Marijuana Legalization  Weed NewsNew Jersey was expected to vote on cannabis legalization this week but unfortunately, that did not happen. Below is a press release about it from the Drug…

'Pardon Truck' pushes for expungement of minor cannabis convictions  Vancouver SunCannabis Amnesty and DOJA are petitioning Ottawa to go beyond pardons by expunging past simple possession convictions.

Making expungement accessible for Kentuckians  WHAS11.comExpungement is not new, but critics have taken issue with its accessibility. A new bill is taking aim at giving more than 100000 Kentuckians the chance to move ...

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 ...

Majority Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana And Expunging Records, Poll Finds  Marijuana MomentA solid majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana and expunging the records of individuals with prior convictions for cannabis possession or ...