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 ...

De Castroverde Law Group launches service to help clients seal criminal records  Nevada Business MagazineLAS VEGAS –De Castroverde Law Group, one of Las Vegas' most well-respected law firms specializing in criminal, personal injury, and immigration law, has ...

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, ...

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 ...

Aiming to give offenders a second chance, North Dakota House...  Grand Forks HeraldBISMARCK — The North Dakota House passed a pair of bills allowing for sealing criminal records of DUIs and other offenses Wednesday, Feb. 13, in what ...

Simotas to introduce legislation to improve "Raise the Age" criminal record sealing law  QNS.comAssemblywoman Aravella Simotas announced she is introducing legislation to correct a shortcoming in the record sealing law enacted last year as part of New ...

Simotas to introduce legislation to improve 'Raise the Age' criminal record sealing law  TimesLedgerState Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas announced she is introducing legislation to correct a shortcoming in the record sealing law enacted last year as part of ...

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 ...

Manhattan DA joins push to help qualified nonviolent offenders seal their criminal records  New York Daily NewsStaffers for DA Cy Vance Jr. are launching an information page on the office's website this week with instructions on how to apply to have their records sealed ...

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.

For Those with Criminal Records, New Year Can Bring Clean Slate  bctv.orgHARRISBURG, Pa. – Many Pennsylvanians with old criminal records are now eligible to have those records sealed. The first phase of the state's Clean Slate Act ...

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 ...

Clean Slate: How Ditching A Criminal Record Is No Easy Task  Law360An estimated 100 million Americans have criminal records that follow them for life. Some states have moved to ease the burden by passing record-sealing laws ...

Sealing Records Not Mandatory for Persons Acquitted on Insanity Pleas, Court of Appeals Rules | New York Law Journal  Law.comThe court proceedings of an individual who enters an insanity plea and is found to have had a dangerous mental disorder are not required to be sealed, ...

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 ...

Governor gets bill on sealing records  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteThe Arkansas Senate on Thursday sent to the governor legislation that would speed the time it takes for courts to grant a request to seal a criminal record.

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 ...

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 ...

Revenue crisis far from over | News Monitor  Wahpeton Daily NewsThe state's 66th legislative session will consider a near-record number of bills.

MADISON COUNTY: Madison County Set To Launch Ready To Work Initiative That Will Assist In Expunging Or Sealing Criminal Records  Metro East SunMadison County recently issued the following announcement. Individuals who face legal obstacles to employment can now access help to eliminate those ...

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 ...

Federal prosecutors broke law in Jeffrey Epstein case, judge rules  Miami HeraldA judge ruled that federal prosecutors, including U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, then the Miami U.S. Attorney, broke the law when they signed a plea ...

High court rejects state's efforts to seal grand jury reviews of officer-involved deaths  Omaha World-HeraldThe Omaha World-Herald secured a victory Friday in its efforts to prevent the state from sealing the record of grand jury reviews of officer-involved deaths.

The Free-market Case for a Clean Slate  Mackinac Center for Public PolicyClean-slate laws help people reintegrate into the workforce.

There’s No Such Thing as Expunging a Criminal Record Anymore  SlateYou're arrested. It's a mistake and it's expunged. But your mug shot is still online for everyone to find.

West Monroe sex tape prosecution upended | Local/State Headlines  The Franklin SunA Fourth Judicial District Court judge denied a motion to seal the criminal case involving a West Monroe police officer who is accused of sharing a homemade ...

Clean Slate program gives people with old criminal records chance to seal records  The TimesPeople with old criminal records may have a chance at *fresh* start through new state legislation that recently went into effect.

New Clean Slate Law allows sealing of certain criminal cases  WPVI-TVCertain Pennsylvania residents who've run afoul of the law will start the new year with a clean slate.

Can a Criminal Record Ever Be Fully Expunged?  Pacific StandardEven if a record is officially wiped clean, it's legal for criminal justice agencies and other websites to keep criminal records online.

Criminal Convictions Behind Them, Few Have Had Their Records Sealed  The New York TimesA recent New York State law allows people convicted of certain crimes to hide the record from public view. So far, only 346 records have been sealed.

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 ...

People with five felonies could have records sealed under new Ohio expungement law  NewsChannel 5 Cleveland - newsnet5.comA new Ohio expungement law that quietly went into effect last week gives people with five felonies a chance to seal their criminal records.

Library program offers help expunging criminal records  Freeport Journal-StandardFREEPORT — A program at the Freeport Public Library can help people with criminal records eliminate a major barrier to employment.The Lawyers in the ...

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a Clean Slate in Pa.  Philly.comPennsylvania's Clean Slate law, among the nation's most progressive, begins its roll-out Wednesday.

Wolf Signs Bill Sealing Some Criminal Records After Decade  U.S. News & World ReportHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new Pennsylvania law automatically seals lower-level, nonviolent crimes from public review after 10 years, a change designed to ...

More Illinois residents apply to seal criminal records after changes in law  WREX-TVROCKFORD (WREX) - Forty-two percent of people in Illinois have an arrest record or a criminal past, according to a study by the National Employment Law.

Wisconsin's criminal expungement rules keep needed workers out of jobs, study says  Milwaukee Journal SentinelA think tank's report suggests ways Wisconsin could modify its restrictive rules about expunging criminal records to boost employment.

Land of Lincoln hosts clinic to expunge or seal criminal records in Carbondale  The SouthernCARBONDALE — Several residents used a clinic in downtown Carbondale Saturday to take the first step in moving forward a prior criminal conviction.

Measure advances on sealing records  Arkansas OnlineA bill recommended Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee would cut from 90 days to 30 the waiting period to seal criminal records.

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ SpotlightCourts already deal with 10000 expungement applications annually. Reforms 'will open the door' for thousands more to apply.

Trump Signed the First Step Act for Criminal Justice Reform. Here's the Second Step  FortuneNow that President Trump has signed the First Step Act, criminal justice reform should focus on lowering recidivism rates.

Pa. Legislature passes bill that would seal records for low-level crimes after good behavior  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteA *fresh* start. A tabula rasa. A clean slate ... that's if you have remained law abiding.

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a 'clean slate' in Pa.  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFor more than a decade, Tyeisha, 32, of Norristown, has been dogged by her criminal record — the last remaining scars from when a coworker attacked her on ...

County residents with criminal records look for clean slate at expungement event  The State Journal-RegisterColby Gibson, 36, is open about the mistakes he made early in life, which include guilty pleas to battery and criminal trespass charges.“I'm trying to change my ...

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesLaw enforcement officials have traditionally opposed efforts to remove black marks from people's records. That is starting to change.

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" ...

Seminar on criminal records expungement planned | Local | herald-review.com  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — A seminar criminal records sealing and expungement is schedule at be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Mrs. K. Community Center, 249 S. Webster ...

Stadelman announces chance to expunge or seal criminal records  MyStateline.comAbout one in three Americans have at least one arrest on the books. Senator Steve Stadelman along with Prairie State Legal Services and United Way of Rock ...

Not guilty but not cleared? Workshop aims to seal some arrest records  Sun SentinelThe Broward State Attorney's Office plans another sealing and expungement workshop for people who were accused but not convicted of crimes and don't want ...

News media wins right to challenge open records case seal  Journal TimesRACINE — The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently made a decision that could at least partially lift the veil of secrecy regarding an open-records case filed by ...

Free criminal record expungement clinic to help with employment  WSIL TVWSIL -- A Criminal Record can stop you from getting employment, finding a place to live, or even becoming licensed in your chosen field. The Land of Lincoln ...

Few take advantage of expungement law  The Daily News of NewburyportBOSTON — Manoushka Gaston escaped a troubled past to attend school to become a nursing assistant in Lawrence with dreams of landing a job at an ...

Columbus offers some a cheaper option to seal criminal records  The Columbus DispatchTwo hundred indigent defendants now have a less-expensive way to seal their criminal records from hundreds of background-check databases. The Expedited ...

Black Chamber to host seminar on expungement, sealing records  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — A seminar planned Saturday seeks to educate those with criminal records about ways to seal or erase information about their legal histories.

Free Criminal Record Sealing Clinic  www.fox16.comTabitha Lee with the Center for Arkansas Legal Services joins Fox 16 Good Day to talk about free criminal record clinics coming up for low-income Arkansans ...

Law that seals old criminal records helps New Yorkers find new work, better lives  New York Daily NewsA woman with a 25-year-old misdemeanor conviction is among many people putting their pasts behind them with help from the Legal Aid Society and a year-old ...

Lawmakers consider sealing, erasing records of past cannabis convictions  Press HeraldFour Maine legislators are pursuing legislation to seal or expunge the records of people with past marijuana convictions following the legalization of recreational ...

Eligible individuals can have minor criminal infractions expunged from record, resolve outstanding warrants and fines on "Second Chance Saturday"  RiverBender.comGRANITE CITY People with past criminal charges often have difficulty re-entering the workforce and building a better life for their families. Expunging.

YWCA to hold expungement workshop  CIproud.comYWCA Mission Impact is holding a *Fresh* Start Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Canada Will Expedite Record Sealing for People Convicted of Marijuana Crimes That Are No Longer Crimes - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonChris Wattie / Reuters / NewscomNow that marijuana is legal in Canada, the national government is confronting the question of how to deal with half a million ...

Wolf signs bill sealing some criminal records after 10 years  GoErie.comHARRISBURG — Lower-level, nonviolent crimes in Pennsylvania will automatically be sealed from public review after 10 years under a law signed Thursday, ...

5 of the most impactful laws Pennsylvania passed in 2018  Billy PennFrom criminal justice reform to actual firearms legislation.

Fargo legislator working on marijuana decriminalization also working on record sealing bill  KFYR-TVRep. Shannon Roers Jones, R-Fargo, working on a marijuana decriminalization bill is also working on a bill that would have a person's record sealed if they ...

Thursday in Lauderdale Lakes: The next Broward County criminal record expungement workshop  Sun SentinelHas an arrest record kept you from getting a job, or being approved for a lease?

Legal groups launch effort to help people get Clean Slate relief  Sunbury Daily ItemHARRISBURG — People who've had long-ago minor run-ins with the law can get their records sealed under a state law that took effect in late December.

Clergy, legislators to campaign for ‘Clean Slate’ legislation  CTPostBRIDGEPORT — Although no formal legislation has been drafted, a group of community members and legislators will gather Sunday to campaign for changes to ...

Cleveland Housing Court sets new rules to make requests to seal evictions easier  cleveland.comCleveland Housing Court Judge Ronald O'Leary, in court in 2018, has created new rules that lay out when and how tenants can apply to have eviction cases ...

Off the record  Illinois TimesA conviction and prison time for marijuana possession more than 10 years ago prevents him from becoming a registered nurse, said one of the 204 who showed ...

Judge's Record-Sealing Denial Highlights 'Shortcomings' of Second-Chance Law  Queens Daily EagleThe conviction-sealing law fails “to explicitly address criminal records of younger offenders, even though it was enacted as part of the Raise the Age legislation.”

Court rejects plan to seal juvenile records  Albuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Justices: Amendments don't jibe with state's general rule of transparency.

Hillsborough County plans record expungement clinic - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay  FOX 13 News, Tampa BayThe Hillsborough State Attorney's Office is offering to expunge or seal an old criminal case -- if you are eligible.

Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Expand Protections in NY's 'Raise the Age' Law | New York Law Journal  Law.comAs New York phases in a new law to raise the age at which someone is treated as an adult in the criminal justice system, a state lawmaker is planning legislation ...

Voters Across Party Lines Support Clean Slate Legislation  Center For American ProgressAlthough Americans remain split on numerous issues in contemporary politics, a new study finds widespread support among voters for states to automatically ...

Expungement law details  Akron Beacon JournalHere are details about Ohio's expungement law, provided by the Ohio Justice & Police Center and the Summit County Clerk of Courts: Who is eligible: People ...

Appeals Court: Judge Must Follow the Law on Sealing Old Pot Arrest, Like It or Not | Daily Report  Law.comBulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed knew his refusal to consider the underlying arguments was not the law when he refused to seal a man's ...

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum introduces measure to seal non-violent offenders' records  Des Moines RegisterThe "Clean Slate Act" would seal people's records for non-violent offenses like drug possession, which could make a difference in background checks.

Long-awaited 'clean slate' bill moves to Gov. Wolf  Philly.comHARRISBURG — A *fresh* start. A tabula rasa. A clean slate. Related stories. Gov. Wolf signs no-new-taxes Pa. budget. Pennsylvanians who were arrested or ...

Have a criminal record? It may soon be easier to find work in South Carolina.  Greenville NewsFormer inmates in South Carolina could soon have an easier time finding work thanks to a bill that would allow ex-offenders to expunge certain nonviolent ...

Sealing or expunging a Massachusetts OUI arrest  Augusta Free PressIf you have been arrested for an OUI in Massachusetts and would like to have your record sealed, or the arrest expunged from your criminal history, there are a ...

Senator Ed 'Green New Deal' Markey's record  American ThinkerMost Americans know very little about Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), but viewers of CNN doubtless got their fill during the BP oil spill in 2010. He was on CNN ...

Sangamon Co. Expungement and Sealing Summit to be held  WANDSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Some Sangamon County residents with criminal records will get a chance to clean up their records.

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360  Law360For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

Taking sides on timing of sealing criminal records  Worcester TelegramBOSTON – When Fitchburg resident David Gonzalez left the prison system in 2000, he felt fortunate to find a job. He initially worked at a factory, transferring a ...

Mary Cheh Introduces Bill to Seal Eviction Records, Give Tenants Notice of Eviction Filing  Washington City PaperDarrow MontgomeryWard 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced a bill during Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting to reform how D.C. Superior Court ...

Houses passes bill that would seal some criminal records in Pa.  Central Penn Business JournalPeople with criminal convictions from decades past but who have turned their lives around might be able to jump past at least one employment hurdle.

Daily Digest: Expungement workshop set | Local News  Bloomington PantagraphBLOOMINGTON — A *Fresh* Start Workshop for individuals who want help sealing or expunging their criminal records will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at United ...

Simplifying How the Courts Seal Criminal Records  The AtlanticNew legislation in Pennsylvania would change the now-costly and time-consuming process—and mitigate the employment obstacles people face when they ...

Pa.'s new Clean Slate Law means jail time is no longer a life sentence  GenerocityBefore she met her “angel,” ND received three separate convictions in Philadelphia for prostitution and solicitation from 1993 to 1999 which saw her serving ...

D.C. Mayor Bowser to reappoint Police Chief Newsham, Superintendent Kang  Washington PostD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced Monday that she will reappoint Police Chief Peter Newsham and State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang, ...

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.

New Congressional Bill Would Automatically Seal Marijuana Records  Marijuana MomentPeople convicted of federal, nonviolent marijuana offenses or drug possession would have their records automatically sealed under a U.S. House bill introduced ...

Legal Aid, Katz Renew Push For Conviction Sealing  Queens Daily EagleBy David Brand. A year after the state implemented a conviction-sealing law that enables some offenders to have their records cleared, only a handful of Queens ...

California\'s New Marijuana Law Is a First But Likely Not the Last  GoverningCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has spent much of his last two terms making what he considers to be amends for the past. The state has a history of tough-on-crime ...

Evansville event offers free legal advice for those who want to expunge criminal convictions  Evansville Courier & PressEVANSVILLE, Ind. — People who want help getting a criminal conviction off their record can get free legal advice at a Memorial Baptist Church event this ...

A First in the Nation, Pennsylvania Seals Some Criminal Records  GoverningGov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed a "clean slate" bill that seals nonviolent criminal records after a decade, a move that progressive groups touted as a first for ...

Pa. Senate passes first-of-its-kind bill sealing some criminal records  Philly.comIn the fractured state of the commonwealth that is Pennsylvania, a first-of-its-kind bill that would seal criminal records for minor offenses passed unanimously in ...

Tekashi 6ix9ine Sealing His Fate With Gangs, Guns and Goons  The Daily BeastTekashi 6ix9ine was booked for a bar mitzvah at the 1 Oak club in New York last Sunday even though he is on probation for use of a child in a sexual ...

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 ...

Lawsuit Challenges Police Use of Sealed Arrest Records  The New York TimesThe police in New York routinely use and share sealed arrest records of people cleared of crimes without necessary court approval, the suit charges.

Want to sweep your record clean? Process is complex, but can start online  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThousands of people across Pennsylvania have submitted requests to have old criminal records sealed in the two weeks since the state expanded the types of ...