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 ...

California Bill Would Seal 8 Million Criminal Convictions  Capital Public Radio News(AP) — A Northern California lawmaker and district attorney announced Thursday a proposed law that would automatically clear some 8 million criminal ...

Rap Sheets Haunt Former Inmates. California May Change That.  The New York TimesA proposed law would make California the first state to automatically seal from public view the criminal records of people with misdemeanor or lower-level felony ...

NV--Nevada-Sealing Records  KTNV Las VegasSupporters of a bill seeking to streamline the sealing of low-level marijuana convictions told Nevada lawmakers it will help people move forward with their lives.

Old pot conviction messing with your life? There's a bill for that.  Nevada CurrentLegal recreational marijuana in Nevada has created a new class of people with marijuana convictions who have difficulties finding work because of criminal ...

Life Skills for Your LifeSpan: Expungment and sealing of records workshop to be held  Journal Gazette and Times-CourierExpungement and sealing are two different options that remove records from public view. Expungement erases the record so that it's like it never happened.

Opinion | A conservative case for criminal record 'Clean Slate' in Michigan  Bridge MichiganAn estimated half million Michigan adults have criminal records that hobble their ability to get jobs. Could wiping their slate clean help the state economy, and ...

Woman 9/11 volunteer who hasn't held down job since 1998 drug bust will get case sealed under state law  New York Daily NewsAn East Harlem woman who volunteered on 9/11 but hasn't had a job since a 1998 drug arrest will get her case sealed under New York's criminal conviction ...

California could seal away criminal records for millions  Bakersfield NowBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX)- A new bill making its way through the state legislature supports sealing criminal records for certain felonies and ...

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 ...

Florida’s latest assault on transparency: sealing names of foster parents | Opinion  Miami HeraldWhen detectives asked Michael Beer's young daughter to demonstrate how Beer handled the toddler state child welfare authorities placed in his care, the girl ...

Editorial: Lawmakers’ misguided push to erase criminal history  Bend BulletinWhen an Oregon governor issues a pardon, it can send a powerful message. It can certify that a convicted felon has truly turned his or her life around.

San Francisco will remove more than 9,300 marijuana-related crimes from people’s records  Los Angeles TimesA year-long effort to expunge marijuana-related convictions in San Francisco has been completed, with more than 9300 crimes slated to be removed from ...

Relief for Victims of Pot Prohibition - Reason.com  ReasonCory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act highlights the moral imperative of automatic expungement.

Sunshine Week highlights transparency laws in Massachusetts  The Patriot LedgerIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

Hoaxer Smollett Keeps Lying: 'I've Been Truthful and Consistent on Every Single Level Since Day One'  TownhallIn a stunning turn of events, Chicago officials have dropped all 16 felony charges against Jussie Smollett, the former Empire star who evidence shows staged a ...

Spratt and McAleese: Canada’s record suspension system is punitive and must be fixed  Ottawa CitizenAdvocates and people with criminal records have grown frustrated by years of government promises followed by lack of action.

SULLUM: Relief for victims of pot prohibition  Odessa AmericanCory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act, which he reintroduced last week, would rehabilitate the much-maligned plant by removing it from the federal government's ...

Sunshine Week: Legislation under review on Beacon Hill  Worcester TelegramIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

Views From the Bench: Record sealing clinic scheduled  Perry County TribuneI come to you as your Perry County Probate and Juvenile Judge where it is my privilege to serve the good people of Perry County. I would like to tell.

More Than 9,300 Marijuana-Related Convictions Will Be Expunged in San Francisco  GoverningThe announcement culminated a year-long review of marijuana convictions in San Francisco, which critics say disproportionately punished minority ...

OPINION: DC Takes A Good Step Toward Addressing Criminal Records  The Daily CallerChatter around criminal justice reform opportunities continues loudly following the successful bipartisan federal First Step Act. States and localities alike are ...

How to clear the air for victims of America’s unjust marijuana prohibition  Chicago Sun-TimesThe bill would allow people serving time in federal prison for violating marijuana prohibition to seek resentencing "as if" the ban had not existed.

Bipartisan bill explores sealing records for minor drug possession charges  WTOLA bipartisan bill could help people with minor drug convictions seal their records and avoid charges.

Former J-D basketball star admits strangulation, gets jail and sealed record  syracuse.comSyracuse, NY -- A former Jamesville-DeWitt basketball star, accused of a string of crimes in 2018, pleaded guilty to the top charge today and will spend ...

Two mystery parties try to restrict release of documents in Jeffrey Epstein civil suit  Miami HeraldTwo mysterious parties, labeling themselves Jane Doe and John Doe, have filed separate legal briefs in an attempt to limit the public release of personal ...

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.

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 ...

Criminal Suspects Deserve Genetic Privacy, Too  SlateWhen mistakes are made with DNA, the cost is higher than ever.

Felony sealed in case of accidental firearm discharge  Lima OhioLIMA — A referee whose handgun accidentally discharged inside Bath High School will have the record of his fifth-degree felony sealed due to his 12-m.

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.

Judge makes decision to seal evidence in Delke case  WSMV NashvilleJudge Monty Watkins made a decision Tuesday to seal all evidence in the case against Metro Officer Andrew Delke, accused in the shooting death of Daniel ...

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.

R. Kelly's court fight over child support shrouded in secrecy  Chicago TribuneSinging superstar R. Kelly walked into Cook County family court last week a free man. He was led out in handcuffs. What happened in between is shrouded in ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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.

North Dakota House passes pair of record-sealing bills  Bismarck TribuneThe North Dakota House passed a pair of bills allowing for sealing criminal records of DUIs and other offenses Wednesday in what lawmakers pitched as an ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Arkansas bill would automatically seal some criminal records  WREG NewsChannel 3An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that some non-violent offenders be allowed to have their criminal records automatically sealed.

Court weighs unsealing records that could reveal new details of Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse  Miami HeraldThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering unsealing confidential court files in a civil case involving accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

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.

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 ...

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.

Robert Kraft’s Next Course of Action After Prosecutors Offer Plea Deal in Solicitation Case  Sports IllustratedFlorida prosecutors offered Robert Kraft a deferred prosecution agreement, but beginning a defense might be in the Patriots owner's best interest.

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 ...

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.

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesINDIANAPOLIS — The convicted men and women who visit Room B2 of Indianapolis's courthouse cannot find jobs, or want better ones. Or they wish they could ...

The free-market case for a clean slate | TheHill  The HillClean-slate measures uphold the spirit of the law while offering reformed offenders a safe, productive life.

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.

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 ...

Bitmain IPO Filing Set to Imminently Expire in Absence of HKEx Committee Hearing  CointelegraphNews. Chinese crypto mining giant Bitmain's filing to list its initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) will seemingly reach the end of ...

Laws & Order: Legislators In Washington Region To Debate Overhaul Of Criminal Justice Laws  WAMU 88.5While bipartisanship is rare in government these days, criminal justice has become an issue where many Democrats and Republicans can agree that changes ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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" ...

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.

Clean Slate law offers offenders a fresh start without public criminal record  Tribune-ReviewPennsylvania state court officials are preparing a massive initiative that could pave the way for courts across the country to offer people convicted of minor ...

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 ...

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.”

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cleveland Housing Court sets new rules to make requests to seal evictions easier  cleveland.comNew Cleveland Housing Court rules lay out process for filing to get past eviction cases sealed.

Few taking advantage of juvenile expungement law  Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — Manoushka Gaston escaped a troubled past to attend school to become a nursing assistant in Lawrence with dreams of landing a job at an assisted ...

Boulder County and City of Denver to Allow Expungement of...  NORML BlogFollowing the lead of other major cities and counties in states that have legalized adult-use marijuana local officials in Colorado are taking action to undo the ...

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

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 ...

Pa.'s new Clean Slate Law means jail time is no longer a life sentence  GenerocityAt least for some Pennsylvanians, like ND, who served time in the '90s for misdemeanors: "My record should be clean just like me." Pa.'s new Clean Slate Law ...

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 ...

Bills to seal first-time DUI offenses, other crimes introduced in ND  Bismarck TribuneDrunken driving offenders with a single offense may have their records sealed if they don't have any convictions for criminal offenses in seven years under a bill ...

For Those with Criminal Records, New Year Can Bring Clean Slate  Public News ServiceHARRISBURG, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Court officials help with expungement process - News - The Review - Alliance, OH  The-reviewArea residents with a criminal record got some insight into how to make it go away Saturday morning at Alliance Municipal Court. Municipal Court Judge Andrew ...

Madison County set to launch Ready to Work Initiative  AdVantageNEWS.comIndividuals who face legal obstacles to employment can now access help to eliminate those barriers. Madison County Employment and Training and Land of ...

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?

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 ...

Less than 1% of people with low-level convictions have taken advantage of law giving nonviolent offenders chan  New York Daily NewsFewer than 800 people with criminal records successfully had their convictions sealed since a New York State law giving nonviolent offenders a second chance ...

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 ...

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 ...

Expungement law sought by criminal justice reformers  Arizona Mirror*Fresh* out of prison, where he'd just finished a year-and-a-half stint in prison for stealing a relative's car, Adam Rose walked into a Starbucks inside a grocery ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...