Detroiters seek to expunge their criminal records for a fresh start  The Detroit NewsProject Clean Slate attorney Kavita Uppal, a former assistant Wayne County Prosecutor, helps Gary Taylor of Detroit with his expungement application at a City ...

Illinois is going to expunge marijuana convictions from 800000 criminal records  CNNIf you've been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Forsyth County attorneys to offer criminal record expungement clinic  Forsyth County News OnlineAccording to local attorney Evan Watson, each year countless Georgia residents go about their daily lives totally unaware that a past criminal history is following ...

Have an old criminal record? Today, Pennsylvania starts sealing 30 million of them automatically.  The Philadelphia InquirerThis Clean Slate law is really about preventing a criminal charge being a life sentence to poverty.”

Illinois approves legal weed, expunging criminal records for pot crimes  USA TODAYIllinois on Tuesday became the 11th state to legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana for adults, a major victory for cannabis advocates who ...

Criminal expungements may be key to boosting minority participation in Michigan's fledgling marijuana industry  The Oakland PressThere's a lot of hope riding on a proposed marijuana micro-business license for people like Sammie Rogers.

Should Expunging Criminal Records Be Cheap and Easy?  WKNO FMA couple of years ago, Dalisia Brye got into a fight. “I'm not perfect,” she says, adding that “a bad decision in the heat of the moment" might have been.

Collaboration brings record expungement clinic to Gaylord  Petoskey News-ReviewGAYLORD — A former Gaylord resident and current judge, an Otsego County judge, a handful of law students and others from Northern Michigan courts and ...

New law creates more opportunities to clear criminal records through expungement in Kentucky  WDRBLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thousands more people in Kentucky with criminal histories can wipe their records clean with a new law taking effect Thursday.

Ayoola Ajayi, suspect in MacKenzie Lueck's murder, expunged his Utah theft case, clearing his record  Salt Lake TribuneThe 2012 report from Utah State University says police there wanted Ayoola Ajayi charged with a class B misdemeanor for stealing an iPad. What happened ...

Automatic expungement bill proposed for misdemeanor cannabis crimes  WWMT-TVCriminal records can hinder people from getting a job, apartment, or other day-to-day life events and a Democratic state senator wants to automatically clear ...

Dozens hope to start new chapter with Expungement Day  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake CitySALT LAKE CITY — Dozens of people met with volunteers at the Utah Law and Justice Center on Wednesday to see if they are eligible to get their criminal ...

New State Law Adds More Crimes That Can Be Expunged From Criminal Record  WCBICOLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)-Current Mississippi law allows people convicted of six specific felonies to have those convictions expunged, or removed, from their ...

Cannabis Culture  Washington BladeMembers of the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard expert testimony challenging the federal government's ...

Salt Lake County offers expungement services to legally clear criminal records  KJZZThe Salt Lake County Mayor's Office is partnering with the Department of Public Safety and 60 volunteer attorneys from the Utah State Bar to host a second ...

800,000 eligible to clear their marijuana record in Illinois  The Boston GlobeLawmakers who drafted the measure making Illinois the 11th state to legalize marijuana emphasized repairing what they say is the damage done by a ...

Felony expungement application fee drops with new Kentucky law  WPSD Local 6PADUCAH — Everyone deserves a second chance, even people who commit certain crimes. Several new laws passed by the Kentucky General Assembly went ...

New York marijuana: What to know about decriminalization, criminal records, pot possession  The Journal News | LoHud.comNew York marijuana decriminalization is poised to become law, reducing penalties, fines for low-level pot possession and expunging criminal records.

Want your record expunged? Salt Lake County has hired an 'expungement navigator' to help  Deseret NewsSalt Lake County's Expungement Day this week is already full, but the county has hired an "expungement navigator" to help hundreds more legally clear their ...

Pennsylvania Becomes First State To Automatically Seal Certain Criminal Records  CBS PittsburghPITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania began automatically sealing criminal records from over 30 million cases Friday under the Clean Slate law. It's the first ...

New York: Lawmakers Advance Measure Reducing Marijuana Possession...  NORML BlogState lawmakers late last week advanced legislation to the Governor's desk amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the ...

Pennsylvania Begins Automatically Sealing Millions of Criminal Records  GoverningOne study, conducted at the University of Michigan Law School, found people who received expungements saw their wages increase by an average of 25 ...

NYPD Has Databases of Expunged Stop-And-Frisk Arrests, Bronx Defenders Say  The Marshall ProjectIn New York City, officers are illegally using information from arrests that have been sealed, according to a lawsuit. The practice is legal in more than two dozen ...

Illinois set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions | TheHill  The HillIllinois is reportedly set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions from criminal records. The move will come in response to a landmark measure Illinois ...

State sees surge in requests to seal criminal records  Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — A new law making it easier for people to seal their criminal records has prompted a surge of requests, overwhelming state officials.

New Kentucky Laws Begin While Some Are Challenged  Louisville Eccentric ObserverHere's a status report on some of the most talked about bills of the 2019 legislative session.

Wyandotte County DA offering weekly chances to wipe criminal record clean  WDAF FOX4 Kansas CityKANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Wyandotte County District Attorney's office is now offering free access to legal help for convicted criminals to clear their records.

New rules now allow expungement of some criminal offenses  Clinton HeraldUntil recently, it was impossible to have an Iowa criminal conviction expunged from a criminal history record – but as of July 1, the criminal court record of some ...

How Miami-Dade Prosecutors Deliver a 'Second Chance'  Crime ReportIn the daily administration of a prosecutor's office, large or small, our duties bring us face to face with individuals enveloped by crisis, chaos, and/or one or more ...

Salt Lake County Hires Man to Help Clear Criminal Records  U.S. News & World ReportSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Amy Daeschel's life quickly spiraled.

New program allows for records to be expunged  Pontiac Daily LeaderLivingston County has a new way for criminals to get their records wiped clean. Prairie State Legal Services of Bloomington has partnered with Livingston ...

Marion County Prosecutor's Office Offers Free Expungement Assistance  WFYIhe Marion County Prosecutor's office will offer free assistance this month to those seeking an expungement of their criminal history, or restoration of a suspended ...

Clean Slate Clinic offers opportunity to expunge minor crimes from criminal records  Montgomery County SentinelSILVER SPRING – On June 17, clients gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Center to seek out legal aid in the hope that their criminal records might finally be ...

770,000 Reasons Legal Weed States Should Be Like Illinois  Chicago, IL PatchIllinois Leads Way For Legal Weed States - Chicago, IL - Sager On Weed: Illinois lawmakers highlighted 'urgent need' for national conversation about ...

Found in licensed central Iowa day cares: Drugs, felons and abused children  Des Moines RegisterSome providers involved in the most egregious child care violations in central Iowa continue to provide day care, a review of inspection reports shows.

Criminal background checks in the Ban the Box era  Business Management DailyIf and when to use hiring tools such as background checks for employment and criminal background checks depends on many factors.

PA's 'Clean Slate' To Seal 30 Million Criminal Records  Crime ReportStarting this week, Pennsylvania will automatically begin sealing 30 million records of criminal charges that did not result in convictions as well as summary ...

Parties come to agreement in Mingo concealed carry license case  West Virginia RecordWILLIAMSON — A Mingo Circuit judge ordered a case to stay open until a petition for expungement is filed, after both parties have come to an agreement.

Project PA: Just uncovered documents give 'Kids for Cash' victim hope in getting kids back  WHP HarrisburgThere are late-breaking developments in our Project PA story we first brought you last week. Joshua Fromel is one of the thousands of victims in the “Kids for ...

Sealing Records of a Teacher's Prosecution for Sexual Conduct with Underage Students?  ReasonAn interesting Massachusetts decision from a couple of months ago, upholding a trial court's refusal to seal under such circumstances.

Congressional Marijuana Hearing Highlights Fault Line in Legalization Debate  ForbesOn July 10, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial ...

The Man Accused Of Murdering College Student Mackenzie Lueck Already Had A Criminal Record  The Inquisitr NewsMackenzie Lueck was a 23-year-old nursing student from the University of Utah. She was beloved within her sorority and had high hopes for her future.

More Delawareans can now skip the pardon on the road to expungement  Technical.ly BrooklynPeople's pasts can be their biggest barrier to getting out of poverty or moving into more stable careers. This new law could help. More Delawareans can now ...

T.J. Donovan: Legislative wins for justice, jobs, and Vermont communities  Brattleboro ReformerOne of my top priorities as attorney general has been to build a criminal justice system that keeps communities safe and reflects Vermont's values. I believe that ...

Participants Take Part In Free Expungement Clinic  Goldsboro Daily NewsIt was a chance for low income individuals to get their criminal records expunged. The Young Lawyers Division of the Wayne County Bar Association held a free ...

Marijuana Helps Control His Seizures, but the Courts Won't Seal His Criminal Record  Washington City PaperThe D.C. Council is considering two bills to tax and regulate weed.

Expunging and Sealing: Who Sees What?  LexologyCriminal backgrounds create a difficult barrier for people trying to find employment. Expunging and sealing criminal records lifts this barrier and…

N.J. black and Latino leaders renew push for marijuana decriminalization  wbgo.orgBlack and Latino leaders in New Jersey say Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders are not doing enough to advance the cause of social justice in the.

Cooper: Bill ends vicious driver cycle  Chattanooga Times Free PressThe scenarios had become vicious cycles for all too many Tennessee drivers.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW | Local News  The Harvell gazetteMayor recognizes standout residents. Mayor James Fiorentini recognized three Haverhill residents for their volunteerism and commitment to the city at this year's ...

Your Illinois News Radar » How the expungement/pardon process will work  The Capitol Fax BlogHe emphasized that the law provides for automatic expungement of arrests for marijuana possession under 30 grams, and that he will pardon those with ...

Free clinic aims to help Fresno residents clear their records of cannabis-related crimes  KMPH Fox 26A free expungment clinic being held on Saturday is helping Fresno residents clear their records of crimes related to cannabis. The Fresno County Public ...

Expungement and Employment Barriers Resource Clinic to be offered in Linn County  KCRGCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) Officials in Linn County are teaming up with the nonprofit group Iowa Legal Aid to help clear people's criminal records.

Plan For Automatic Expungement of Cannabis Records Proposed in Michigan  High TimesSenator Jeff Irwin introduced legislation that would take a step in the right direction when it comes to marijuana justice.

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

Attorneys to offer free legal advice at expungement clinic in York City  York DispatchYork County residents who have a criminal record and would like to explore their legal options are invited to register for a free expungement clinic and job fair ...

Woman says process to expunge record complicated after SQ 780 became retroactive  KOCO Oklahoma CityLacy Mize said taking drugs almost ruined her life. "I had kids, got married, the white picket fence life," Mize said. "I decided that, at the age of 31, I would do ...

Spotlight: Cory Booker's New Sentencing Reform Bill Is About Redemption  The AppealEditor's Note: The Daily Appeal is occasionally examining the 2020 presidential contenders' records, platforms, and rhetoric on issues relating to criminal justice.

Illinois Is Expunging Marijuana Convictions, But That Will Only Do So Much  HuffPost“Expungement, for the most part, is not done with just a snap of the fingers and all the records go away,” says a criminal justice reform advocate. By Alexis Arnold.

Record-sealing clinic slated for July 2 in New Lex  Zanesville Times RecorderExpungement means a person no longer has to disclose their past crimes, nor will their record appear on a background check in most cases.

How low-level marijuana expungements will work  WKBW-TVThe state passed legislation that decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana possession, and expunges past low-level offenses. We're looking into how the latter ...

New legislation will make expungement even more accessible to Kentuckians  WHAS11.comLOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new bill taking effect Thursday will allow more than 125,000 Kentuckians the opportunity to clear their criminal records, paving the way for ...

Millions of records sealed in Pennsylvania criminal justice reform effort  TribLIVEIn an experiment being watched across the country, Pennsylvania court officials began scrubbing more than 3 million old, nonviolent criminal charges from the ...

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 ...

Stun Guns and Tasers: IL Supreme Court Holds Portion of UUW Statute as a Comprehensive Ban, Facially Unconstitutional  LexologySecond Amendment law in Illinois received greater clarity as applied to stun guns and tasers. In People v. Webb, the State's Supreme Court held as…

Ex-offenders in Delaware say new efforts offer hope they can turn their lives around  The News JournalRecent bills are a "great first step," one advocate said.

RE-ENTRY: Goal of Knox Area Urban League Job Fair  tntribune.comBy Vivian Shipe. KNOXVILLE, TN — It is hard to return to normal life after any set back. Imagine the struggle to return to society after you have served time in ...

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.

Affordable Legal Care receives grant  Midland Daily NewsAffordable Legal Care, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, recently received a grant from the Midland Noon Rotary Club, through its Community Needs ...

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 Injustice: How the System Traps the Poor  Memphis FlyerDeAndre Brown says he was a career criminal. He started selling drugs on the streets of North Memphis at age 19, and by 28, he'd...

October criminal record expungement event set in Springfield  KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisSPRINGFIELD, Ill. - About 20 attorneys plan to volunteer this fall to help people expunge or seal their criminal records. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register ...

Appeal Expunged: State Lacks Statutory Right To Appellate Review Of Expungement Order  JD SupraDoes the statutory right to appellate review of a superior court's final judgment under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-27(b)(1) apply to a criminal appeal by the State?

Bill to expand criminal record expungement introduced | Local News  The Star BeaconCOLUMBUS — Two state senators introduced a bi-partisan bill this week that would offer the eventual expungement of criminal records for certain felony ...

When a Criminal Record Is Erased, or Isn’t  New York TimesA retired California judge and the Brooklyn district attorney discuss aspects of the issue, including applying for professional licenses and marijuana possession.

Two Pa. lawmakers want to automatically expunge some criminal records  WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.Two Pennsylvania lawmakers want to help people remove prior criminal convictions or arrests from their record if they have been pardoned or found not guilty.

Here's how to get a criminal record expunged  AZ Big MediaHaving a criminal report even after being proven innocent can be a smear on your name. Find out what you can do to get a criminal record expunged. One-third ...

Some Western New Yorkers being left out of pot expungement  WKBW-TVNot everyone in the area will be able to have their records expunged.

New expungement law expands list of offenses that can be scrubbed  vtdigger.orgWindsor County State's Attorney David Cahill, right, helps a White River Junction resident fill out paperwork last year to have a misdemeanor marijuana ...

York job fair looks to target and help people clean slate  WHP HarrisburgWiping away the past to make room for a bright future. That is the goal of a job fair in York. Many times a criminal record is a great barrier to people for ...

Small amounts of pot poised to be decriminalized, criminal records expunged in NY  ABC NewsThe New York state legislature voted overnight to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and expunge the records of low-level pot offenders ...

Here's how destructive marijuana arrests are economically in the US  INSIDERMarijuana is on the brink of being accepted legally nationwide, but arrests related to the drug still result in massive costs and consequences. Ten states and ...

DA reducing low-level marijuana charges ahead of governor's signature  WBFOErie County District Attorney John Flynn says his office will no longer pursue misdemeanor charges for low-level possession of marijuana, following the.

Fulton County Fathers Offered Criminal Record Expungement  Sandy Springs, GA PatchFulton County Fathers Criminal Record Expungement - Sandy Springs, GA - Just in time for Father's Day, the Fulton County Solicitor is offering a free, virtual ...

A Fresh Start: Expunging Criminal Convictions  Crime ReportAt least 36 states permit adults with criminal convictions to have their records sealed or expunged, but does “wiping the slate clean” actually produce better ...

Assembly panel to take input on criminal record expungement (UPDATE)  Wisconsin Law JournalA legislative committee is scheduled to take public comments on a bill that would allow more convicts to have their records erased.

Black and Latino Legislators, Statewide Clergy and Civil Rights Leaders Demand Social and Racial Justice Legislation  InsiderNJTRENTON – New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Chair Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) joined with fellow legislators from the New Jersey Legislative Black and ...

Free criminal record expungement, sealing clinic in Cairo  KFVSAttorneys will be available to assist eligible low-income Illinois residents, with qualifying adult misdemeanor and felony criminal records, apply to have their ...

Illinois poised to legalize marijuana sales, expunge criminal records for pot crimes  USA TODAYIllinois cannabis legalization would expunge criminal records and help minorities get business licenses to sell marijuana starting next year.

SB Legal Aid Offers Free Expungement – Precinct Reporter Group News  Precinct Reporter GroupBy Dianne Anderson. It should come as no surprise that the last place most formerly incarcerated want to be is at another courthouse standing before another ...

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 ...

Inside NY's new marijuana decriminalization law: How it works  newyorkupstate.comFines and penalties are reduced and some convictions will be cleared from the record.

If Democratic Lawmakers Get Their Way, 1 Million Convictions in California Could Be Expunged  The RootAfter being released from prison, those who were once incarcerated often experience tremendous difficulty getting re-acclimated to society, but if Democratic ...

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 ...

Southern states lighten the burden of a criminal record  Facing SouthAs the movement for criminal justice reform takes center stage ahead of the 2020 elections, governors and legislators in the South are offering reforms to create ...

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comBy Rebecca Everett | For NJ.com. If you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in ...

Wyandotte County's New Expungement Program Could Help People With Criminal Records Get Jobs  KCURWyandotte Country District Attorney Mark Dupree is on the lookout for folks with criminal records. He wants to talk with them about the possibility of.

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, ...

An algorithm wipes clean the criminal pasts of thousands  BBC NewsThis month, a judge in California cleared thousands of criminal records with one stroke of his pen. He did it thanks to a ground-breaking new algorithm that ...

Got a juvenile criminal record? Head to an expungement clinic  Daily HeraldThe last thing Jane expected to worry about before graduating from medical school was her juvenile criminal record.