Council Considering Marijuana Possession Expungement Ordinance  WVXUCincinnati City Council to Consider Expungement for Marijuana Offenses  Cincinnati CityBeatCincinnati Could Expunge Marijuana Convictions  GrizzleCincinnati leaders consider expunging marijuana cases  WXIXView full coverage on Google News

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

State representatives unveil bipartisan plan to improve Michigan’s expungement laws  The Hillsdale Daily NewsLANSING — A bipartisan plan announced today would expand Michigan's expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old, low-level ...

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 ...

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."

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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” ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Cook County, Code for America aim to speed up marijuana expungement as legalization nears  Chicago ReporterThree months ahead of the legalization of marijuana in Illinois, the Cook County State's Attorney Office announced a partnership aimed at streamlining the ...

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.

Madison County to host Expungement Day with Land of Lincoln Legal Aid  AdVantageNEWS.comMadison County and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid are joining forces next month to host a free event, Madison County Ready to Work Expungement Day.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.'

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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

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.

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 ...

State representatives discuss plan to reform expungement laws  WZZM13.comLANSING, Mich. — State representatives are announcing a bipartisan plan to reform Michigan's expungement laws and to remove employment barriers for ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Bill to Help Scrub Records of Low-Level Offenders Hits Newsom's Desk  Courthouse News Service(CN) – Californians who qualify could see their criminal records expunged starting in 2021 under a bill sent to Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday.

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.

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, ...

Judge turns back expungement try | News, Sports, Jobs  Warren Tribune ChronicleWARREN — An effort by convicted felon LaShawn Ziegler to have his court records sealed was denied by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt ...

Where the 2020 Democratic candidates for president stand on marijuana legalization  USA TODAYThe Democrats running for president have thoughts on marijuana legalization. Here they are.

CareSource Reentry Program Pays up to $500 for Removal of Criminal Records  WBIW.com(INDIANAPOLIS) – CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan has received Indiana state approval to pay up to $500 for the expungement of ...

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.

Expungement clinic to be held on Sept. 12 | Mason City & North Iowa  Mason City Globe GazetteIowa Workforce Development, North Iowa Area Community College and Friends of the Family are hosting an Expungement and Employment Barriers Clinic 3 ...

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 ...

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.

Cannabis Culture  Washington BladeLegislation reducing marijuana possession penalties and facilitating the expungement of past cannabis convictions took effect last week.

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.

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 ...

National Expungement Week Returns September 21-28, 2019  mg Cannabis RetailerNEW YORK – The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in 30 cities throughout the country ...

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 ...

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 ...

Opinion: New plan would help deserving people get back on their feet  The Detroit NewsThese bills will expand the number of people who are eligible to clear their records.

Rhode Island House employee has sexual assault conviction, records show  The Boston GlobePROVIDENCE — A former police sergeant who was convicted of committing sexual assault while in uniform in the 1980s has been employed by the state ...

At Issue: Justice — A need for criminal record clearance  Traverse City Record EagleOur governor is pledging to clear marijuana-related convictions, but the problem with criminal convictions goes beyond marijuana. Criminal records can make us ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hamilton, NJ, mayor charged. Some say it's political  WHYYSome residents of Hamilton, New Jersey, call charges against Mayor Kelly Yaede as she seeks another term political. “We're in a political season,” said Bob Alu, ...

Expungement Day Later This Month  Alton Daily NewsIf you have minor criminal infractions in your past, the Madison County State's Attorney and a local law firm are teaming up to give you a chance to avoid jail time.

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.

Cannabis Legalization: New Jersey Continues to Wait  Market RealistOn September 12, the New Jersey Senate was set to vote on the expungement bill for cannabis convicts. However, new legislation was introduced.

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 ...

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.

Charleston County Councilwoman Anna Johnson's August 28 Special Round Table Workshop: Expungements, Probation, Parole and Pardon Services  charlestonchronicle.netCharleston County Councilwoman Anna B. Johnson of District 8 will hold her monthly round table discussion on Wednesday, August 28. The meetings normally ...

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.

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 ...