Atlantic City program allows youth to creatively expunge records  NJTV NewsProsecutors, police, youth offenders and casino owners have all teamed up for a new youth diversionary arts program in Atlantic City that gives teens the ...

News Proposed bill would expunge records of those charged with marijuana offenses 10:12 AM, Jul  WXYZ DetroitIt's been more than six months since recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan, and a new bill introduced in the Michigan legislature looks to expunge ...

Michigan Bill Would Expunge 235,000 Marijuana Charges  Washington Free BeaconMichigan representative Jeff Irwin introduced a bill that would automatically expunge about 235000 misdemeanor records for marijuana use and possession.

Michigan State Rep. Robinson looks to expunge all marijuana-related convictions  WDIV ClickOnDetroitShould people convicted of marijuana crimes continue to be punished for doing something that is no longer illegal? One representative from Michigan thinks ...

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 ...

Illinois Set To Expunge Up To 770,000 Marijuana Convictions  HuffPostGov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill this week set to legalize cannabis use in the state.

Dallas County to Hold Event to Clear Some People's Criminal Records  Dallas ObserverDallas County will hold its annual expunction expo later this year. During the event, eligible people will meet with volunteer attorneys to have their criminal ...

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 ...

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 ...

Criminal Law: Expungement-Ineligible Offenses  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere appellant challenged the denial of his petition for the expungement of his second-degree robbery conviction, the trial court erred in concluding that the ...

After marijuana legalization in Illinois, hundreds of thousands eligible to expunge previous marijuana criminal charges  WLS-TVAs part of House Bill 1438 to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois, hundreds of thousands of marijuana related arrests and convictions are now eligible for ...

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 ...

Group to propose ballot issue for recreational marijuana, expunge low-level marijuana-related offenses (UPDATED)  talkbusiness.netA medical cannabis advocacy and education group that has pushed for marijuana changes in Arkansas for several years said it plans to file two ballot petitions ...

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.

Lawmaker Wants To Expunge Pot Convictions | News/Talk 94.9 WSJM  News/Talk 94.9 WSJMIf you were arrested for pot possession in the past, how would you like to clear your record now that voters have approved of recreational marijuana in Michigan?

Illinois to Expunge Criminal Records for Marijuana Related Offenses  Science TimesIllinois is now the 11th state to legalize the selling and use of recreational marijuana for adults, a chief success for cannabis supporters who integrated "social ...

Illinois & New York Loosen Marijuana Laws & Expunge Criminal Records  HipHopDXIllinois becomes the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana and New York decriminalizes small amounts, erasing minor cannabis-related crimes.

Free expungement clinic to be held in Lamar County  WDAMThe clinic will be held Friday at the Breland Community Center at 79 Jackson Road in Hattiesburg from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

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 ...

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.

800,000 eligible to clear their record in Illinois pot legalization  FOX 59 IndianapolisSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — For decades, getting caught with a small amount of marijuana could put Illinois residents in jail for up to six months and perhaps worse.

'Gerald Hege Bill' headed to house floor. Bill would bar felons from running for sheriff  Winston-Salem JournalA state House bill that would bar felons running for sheriff — loosely known as the “Gerald Hege Bill” — is headed to the House floor.

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 ...

NY prepares for expunging some marijuana arrests  NewsdayALBANY — A measure passed by the State Legislature would strike past and future misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession, clearing criminal records ...

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 ...

City Pulse On the Air, July 21: Jeff Irwin, JJ Jackson and Lansing Death Cafés | City Pulse  City PulseOn this edition of City Pulse On the Air, publisher and editor Berl Schwartz interviews Sen. Jeff Irwin, a Democrat from Ann Arbor who wants Michigan to expunge ...

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 ...

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 ...

Washington Post Hails Professor Who Wants to Expunge 'Hello Ladies and Gentlemen'  NewsBustersOn Saturday, The Washington Post hailed "A necessary guide to gender inclusivity" by Canadian gender-studies professor Lee Airton. Airton insists that the ...

Oregon: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law  NORML BlogDemocratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 420, to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. The measure establishes ...

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.

FayettevilleFlyer.com : Petition drive seeks to legalize recreational marijuana, expunge arrest records  MagnoliareporterAn Arkansas group this week announced plans to file two ballot petitions that would legalize recreational marijuana and allow low-level cannabis offenders to ...

Evicted tenants could have their records sealed or expunged via DC bill  Curbed DCEvictions can hinder tenants from finding stable housing for years.

Efforts to Expunge Cannabis Criminal Charges Underway Across the Country  mg Cannabis RetailerMomentum to expunge the records of those convicted with cannabis possession appears to be building across the country. Efforts are now underway in Illinois ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Illinois Legalizes Marijuana, Paving Way for Expungement of Nearly 800000 Cases  Democracy Now!Back in the U.S., Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, after Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday allowing for ...

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 ...

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 ...

Don't Assume Your Cannabis Conviction Has Been Expunged  City Watch420 FILE--The California Department of Justice met its deadline on Monday for sending data on cannabis convictions to the district attorneys of every county in ...

A County In California's Central Valley Is Hosting A Clinic To Help People Expunge Drug-Related Criminal Records  BenzingaThe National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA), the Fresno County Public Defender's Office and Element 7 will host a free expungement clinic ...

Salt Lake County offers expungement services to legally clear criminal records  KUTV 2NewsThe 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 ...

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 ...

L.A. police ticketed drivers on streets with expired speed limits, lawsuit says  Los Angeles TimesPolice officers in Los Angeles wrongly ticketed motorists on streets with expired speed limits, violating a law that bans the use of speed traps in California cities, ...

Classes to lower expungement wait times nearly ready for release  Charleston Gazette-MailIt's been a month since Senate Bill 152, dealing with the expungement of criminal convictions, became law in West Virginia. Yet a key component of the ...

W.Va.'s expungement law gets a big makeover  WV NewsCLARKSBURG — As of June 7, state legislators made changes to the expungement law in West Virginia Code 61-11-26 that allow for certain nonviolent ...

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 ...

American in Costa Rica? How to get a Conviction Removed from Your United States Public Records  The Costa Rica NewsIf you have a past conviction in the US, then it's natural for you to be anxious about who might find out or what might happen if you go back with an outstanding ...

Rep. Barbara Lee Is 'Cautiously Optimistic' Republicans Will Stand Down on Cannabis  CheddarBy Chloe Aiello. Multiple cannabis bills are making their way through the U.S. House and Senate as the call to legalize and regulate cannabis on the federal ...

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?

Changes to felony expungement regulations allow for more Kentuckians to apply for expungement  The Sentinel-EchoAmong the new laws that took effect last week is one addressing the expungement of felony offenses.

Audio That Led To Tyreek Hill's Allegations Must Have Been Out of Context  Fox Sports RadioDoug Gottlieb reacts to the breaking news that Tyreek Hill will not be suspended by the NFL over allegations he physically abused his 3-year-old son.

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.”

Petition to legalize cannabis in North Dakota ready approved for circulation  KFYR-TVSecretary of State Al Jaeger has approved the format of a petition to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota.

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.

Expungement event in East Baton Rouge Parish rescheduled for later July date  WAFBThe monthly expungement event hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office is being rescheduled to a later date in July.

Watch Local 4 News at 4 -- July 18, 2019  WDIV ClickOnDetroitDETROIT - Here's what you missed on Local 4 News at 4: Dangerous heat. Excessive heat warnings have been issued for multiple Metro Detroit counties.

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.

Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project  GenerocityPlus, power moves at the City of Philadelphia and Resolve Philly; board appointments at the Mann Center, Friends *Service* Committee, Girl Scouts, PA ...

Man fined, conviction expunged in gambling case  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)A 39-year-old former Honokaa man pleaded no contest Monday to a gambling charge related to a sweep of seven establishments across the Big Island by local ...

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 ...

She Was in Prison. Now She Works for the ACLU.  Louisville.comThis originally appeared in the 2019 Best of Louisville issue of Louisville Magazine.

Michigan Senator’s New Bill Seeks to Automatically Expunge All Cannabis Possession Convictions  TimesOfCBDSenator Jeff Irwin of Michigan, has come up with a bill seeking to expunge all the criminal records held by over 235,000 people for possessing marijuana.

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 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 ...

Hiring of officer at Louisville's juvenile jail was a 'leadership failure,' Metro Council president says  WDRBLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An officer from Louisville's juvenile jail lost his job for working private security while he was supposed to be on the clock at youth ...

Lima city councilman hopes to amend Ohio expungement law  Your News NowLima City Councilman Derry Glenn is seeking changes to an Ohio Senate bill surrounding expungement. Glenn announced today a petition is underway to ...

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.

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…

Free legal clinic helps families and non-violent, first time offenders  WLBTIf you're drowning in legal problems and can't afford a lawyer, a Hinds County Chancery Court free legal clinic can help.

10 new Kentucky laws explained: Student loans, Pregnant Workers Act and Kinship Care  Courier JournalNew laws expand opportunities to get a low-level felony expunged, require work accommodations for pregnant women, and more.

Marijuana arrests in Va. reach highest level in at least 20 years, spurring calls for reform  Washington PostMarijuana arrests in Virginia hit their highest levels in at least 20 years in 2018, a climb that has sparked calls for overhauls and bucked trends in a number of ...

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 ...

CannaBeat: Cohen Pushes Record Expungement in Cannabis Hearing  Memphis FlyerA federal House panel considered national cannabis policy in a hearing Tuesday, one that was indicative of a growing support of legalization in Congress, ...

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 ...

Bucks County's Inmate Database Violated State Privacy Law | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.comOn Sept. 29 1998 Daroush Taha was arrested by members of the Bensalem Police Department. Taha v. County of Bucks 862 F.3d 292 296 (3d Cir. 2017).

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 ...

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

Michigan Cuts Cannabis Fees in 19 Cities Impacted by Drug War  LeaflyLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators announced Thursday a cut in marijuana licensing fees for prospective business owners living in 19 cities whose ...

IBP wants Calida’s accusation expunged  INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno and two others from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) have asked the Supreme Court to strike ...

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

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.

Fired Morgan Stanley Broker-Restaurateur Files $30 Mln Complaint  AdvisorHubKerry Moy, a million-dollar producer with a reputation as a bon vivant restaurateur and musician in Los Angeles, has filed an arbitration complaint against ...

Dewey Decimal System founder expunged from library award over racism and anti-Semitism  Washington ExaminerThe council of the American Library Association is removing its founder, Melvil Dewey, from its creative leadership medal. Dewey, inventor of the Dewey Decimal ...

The Falcons Are Bringing D.J. Durkin To Training Camp Because No Bad Coach Ever Goes Away  DeadspinDisgraced former Maryland Terrapins head coach D.J. Durkin will, bizarrely, be making an appearance in the NFL this year. As Atlanta Falcons training camp ...

Texas Court Rejects Once-Suspended Doctor's Lawsuit Over Reporting of the Suspension  ReasonDr. Calvin Day had claimed that describing his suspension as based on "unprofessional conduct" was libelous. (He had also earlier sought to get dismissed ...

Michigan Cuts Pot Fees In 19 Cities Impacted By Drug War  WKARMichigan regulators announced Thursday a cut in marijuana licensing fees for prospective business owners living in 19 cities whose residents were.

How the NAACP and Latter-day Saints are working together to address inner city problems  Deseret NewsWhen leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told the NAACP they wanted to help, "It was more than just talk," a civil rights legend said.

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 ...

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 ...

Cannabis Expungement  BenzingaA County In California's Central Valley Is Hosting A Clinic To Help People Expunge Drug-Related Criminal Records. Monday, June 24, 2019 - 1:57pm | 421.

From Concealed Carry To Pregnant Workers’ Rights, New Kentucky Laws Go Into Effect Thursday  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleNearly 200 bills passed out of the Kentucky legislature this year and most of them will go into effect on Thursday. The new laws include a “constitutional carry” ...

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 ...

Rice and His Allies Renew Their Call for Expungement and Decriminalization  InsiderNJBlack and Latino legislators, civil rights organizers and faith leaders this week will demonstrate their solidarity in a unified call to action behind state veteran ...

Wintrust Business Lunch 6/24/19: Buying A Couch Online, Expunging Student Debt, & Nat. Safety Council on E-Scooters  WGN Radio - ChicagoBuying new furniture can be very time consuming and expensive, but Jim Dallke and Katherine Davis explained to Steve Bertrand that buying the living room's ...

Clean Slate's noble intent has unhealthy side effects  Butler EagleHarrisburg, we have a problem. The launch of House Bill 1419 — Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Act — blasted off July 1 on a yearlong, speed-of-light mission to ...

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.

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 ...

Peoples-Stokes Details Marijuana Decriminalization  Spectrum NewsAssembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes didn't get the Legislature to pass a bill legalizing marijuana, an effort she's long advocated for.