Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political ReportCommitting a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West. Now that is ...

Worcester state rep proposes bill to expunge juvenile criminal records  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER – Suggesting that youthful offenders rarely have just one misdemeanor conviction on their record, and that juvenile criminal records can ...

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.

Missouri House Approves Bill To Expunge Marijuana Records For Medical Patients  Marijuana MomentMedical marijuana patients in Missouri could have records for certain prior cannabis convictions expunged under a bill passed by the state House of ...

Lawmakers propose new medical marijuana bill to expunge record  ABC17News.comState lawmakers could vote on a new bill Wednesday, House bill 341, that proposes medical marijuana card holders could be eligible to have their ...

Revisions to allow faster attempts to expunge | State & Region  Beckley Register-Heraldcharleston — West Virginia lawmakers have passed two bills they hope will help people who've committed crimes, often those with substance use disorders, find ...

City Mission to hold Expungement Day  Observer-ReporterThe Legal Clinic at the City Mission in Washington will hold its second Expungement Day.

San Francisco to expunge over 9,300 marijuana-related convictions | TheHill  The HillSan Francisco's District Attorney said Monday that his office would be expunging more than 9300 marijuana convictions from individuals' records.

Holley, McKnight & Wimberly on Bill Concerning Expungement of Certain Cannabis Offenses Continuing to Advance in Assembly  InsiderNJHolley, McKnight & Wimberly on Bill Concerning Expungement of Certain Cannabis Offenses Continuing to Advance in Assembly. (TRENTON) – On legislation ...

Cumberland clinic to help people expunge criminal records  The Fayetteville ObserverCumberland County's third annual expungement clinic to help people clear minor criminal histories from their record begins in March.A criminal record limits a ...

Bill to easily expunge nonviolent convictions among several criminal justice bills passed by Utah lawmakers  Deseret NewsUtahns with nonviolent misdemeanor records could automatically have convictions expunged under one of several criminal justice measures that have won ...

GOP bill allows expungement for first-time drunken drivers  WTMJ-TVRepublican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow some first-time drunken drivers to ask judges to erase their record.

California And Code for America Work to Expunge Thousands of Weed Convictions  NowThisSan Francisco is using an algorithm to expunge 9,000 weed convictions. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said his office would expunge more ...

New Public Defense Unit To Help People Vacate Convictions, Expunge Records - The Seattle Medium  Seattle MediumThe King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) recently launched a new post-conviction relief unit that will help people with criminal convictions, who are ...

Marijuana Is One Step Closer to Being Legal in the State of New Jersey  The RootLooks like there may be an entirely new meaning to New Jersey's nickname as “The Garden State.” Lawmakers voted Monday to advance bills that would ...

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 ...

San Francisco to expunge more than 9,300 marijuana convictions  AxiosSan Francisco prosecutors said Monday they have moved to expunge more than 9,300 marijuana-related convictions from people's records dating back to 1975.

Expanded expungement law awaits governor's signature | Local News  messenger-inquirerA bill waiting to be signed on Gov. Matt Bevin's desk will broaden opportunities for people convicted of certain felony offenses to have those convictions removed ...

Doherty and Cardinale Rail Against Late Amendments to Expungement Bill  InsiderNJOn the Senate Judiciary Committee tonight, Republican Senators Gerald Cardinale and Mike Doherty reacted with horror to 11th hour amendments to S-3205, ...

Expunge small-time pot convictions if it’s legalized  Chicago Sun-TimesIf Illinois legalizes recreational pot, all past marijuana convictions must be expunged, except where massive quantities are concerned.

Expungement Bill Receives Final Passage  ekbtv.comFrankfort, KY -- Legislation to expand the number of Kentuckians eligible to have low-level felonies expunged from their criminal records received final...

Guest opinion: Help former criminals expunge records and move on with Clean Slate Initiative  Utah PolicyEvery day, thousands of Utahns are burdened by nonviolent criminal records that torpedo good job prospects, deny them homes, and even prevent them from ...

District attorneys must expunge old marijuana convictions  Sacramento BeeCalifornia legalized marijuana and passed a law to expunge old convictions. Yet district attorneys across the state are refusing to comply with Assembly Bill ...

Bill would make it easier for New Mexicans to expunge criminal records  Las Cruces Sun-NewsFor people who have completed a criminal sentence, it may get easier to put the past behind them. The state House of Representatives passed legislation ...

San Francisco DA: A Tech Partnership Helped the City Expunge 9,000 Pot Convictions  CheddarBy Brian Henry. When San Francisco expunged from its system last month more than 9,000 marijuana convictions, some dating back to 1975, it became the first ...

Concerned about Expungement Piece of Marijuana Legalization Legislation, Baraka to Testify in Trenton  InsiderNJNewark Mayor Ras Baraka will appear at the Statehouse today to express his concerns about the expungement piece of marijuana legalization. Baraka ...

Joplin lawmaker opposes House bill expunging marijuana convictions  Joplin GlobeA proposal to expunge records of misdemeanor marijuana offenders has drawn the ire of state Rep. Lane Roberts, who said Friday the state should be cautious ...

Making expungement accessible for Kentuckians  WHAS11.comExpungement is not new, but critics have taken issue with its accessibility. A new bill is taking aim at giving more than 100000 Kentuckians the chance to move ...

Ky. Legislature Passes Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting period.

HC: expunge Haryana CM’s adverse remarks  The HinduThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday ordered that adverse remarks made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in the 2016-17 annual ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Says Expungement of Records for Pot Related Crimes Good for Community  TAPinto.netTRENTON, NJ – While New Jersey legislators continue to push forward on legislation that will legalize the adult-use of marijuana, Assemblyman Benjie ...

Equity and Expungement: Why Cannabis Activists Crashed SXSW  FilterOn March 15, cannabis activists protested outside the South by Southwest (SXSW) gathering at the Hilton Austin Downtown while former US House Speaker ...

House considers allowing medical marijuana patients to expunge old possession charges  Springfield News-LeaderMissourians are already entitled to have two misdemeanors expunged. A new bill would allow patients to seal marijuna-related offenses.

Bill to expunge criminal records moves forward in Santa Fe  KOBHouse Bill 370, which would give people the chance to clear their criminal record, is moving forward in the legislature.

Liberals urged to follow U.S. jurisdictions to expunge cannabis records  Regina Leader-PostOTTAWA — The Liberal government should follow the lead of American jurisdictions that have moved to erase criminal records for simple cannabis possession, ...

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 bill would offer more second chances | News  Richmond RegisterThose convicted of low-level felonies could have the opportunity to have their criminal record expunged after lawmakers passed Senate Bill 57 this week.

Bill making expungements more accessible for Kentuckians awaiting governor's signature  WHAS11.comExpungement is not new, but critics have taken issue with its accessibility. A new bill is taking aim at giving more than 100000 Kentuckians the chance to move ...

Let's expunge the myth of white supremacy  The NationFifty innocent Muslims were murdered in Christchurch last week because an ideologically deranged fanatic believed they'd invaded his God-given territory.

Utah: Legislation to Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions - NORML - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws  NORML BlogLegislation is pending to allow those with certain misdemeanor convictions to get their records automatically expunged.

New Jersey Governor Will Legalize Marijuana Only if Records are Expunged  Weedmaps NewsDemocratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reiterated his commitment to legalizing marijuana during his budget address March 5, 2019, but he said he'd only sign ...

Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law Passes  WEKUThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting.

Assemblyman Phil Ting Pushes To Expunge Nonviolent Criminal Records | KCBS 740AM | 106.9 FM  KCBSSome eight million Californians could be eligible to clear their criminal records under a new bill introduced by a San Francisco assemblyman.

Kentucky Legislature Passes Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law  WKU Public RadioThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting.

Nevada bill would let sex trafficking victims expunge criminal records  Las Vegas Review-JournalCARSON CITY — A bill introduced in the Nevada Senate Monday would permit victims of sex trafficking or forced prostitution to seek expungement of ...

Senate amends, passes expungement bill  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – Legislation that would allow New Mexicans to seek court approval to wipe an arrest or conviction from their records cleared the state Senate on ...

Millions of eligible arrests, convictions could be expunged with new automated system  San Francisco ExaminerIn an effort to restore housing, education and job opportunities, District Attorney George Gascon and Assemblymember Phil Ting announced legislation Thursd.

NDP urges Liberals to expunge cannabis records before election  Toronto StarNDP justice critic Murray Rankin says the Trudeau government's current approach to suspend rather than expunge records doesn't do enough to help ...

Expunge 'adverse remarks' made in Khemka's performance appraisal: HC  Daily PioneerThe Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday ordered to expunge the "adverse remarks" made by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in the annual performance ...

The Week in the Capitol: Taxes, expungement, election laws, tobacco-free schools, midwives and more  User-generated contentFRANKFORT — Taxes, felony expungement, and election laws were among the high-profile issues under the spotlight this week as the General Assembly's ...

Senate version of expungement, prostitution surcharge up for public hearing  Wisconsin Law JournalThe Wisconsin Senate version of proposed legislation to expand the state's expungement process is up for a public hearing next week.

Town hall to focus on Expungement Day program  Leavenworth TimesLeavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the Leavenworth County Expungement Day program.

San Francisco District Attorney’s Office To Expunge Over 9,000 Past Marijuana Convictions | Weed News  Weed NewsThe Office of the San Francisco District Attorney has announced that it will automatically expunge over 9000 marijuana-related convictions. Last February…

Is the Expungement Provision of the Marijuana Justice Act Constitutional? - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonYouTubeIn my column this week, I praise Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act for addressing the harm that pot prohibition has done to people convicted of ...

Expungements easier, but not automatic, in legal marijuana plan  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioIt's not feasible to automatically erase past drug convictions as part of making marijuana legal for use by adults, says Gov. Phil Murphy.

Pleasantville expungement seminar aims to educate, help residents with convictions  Press of Atlantic CityPLEASANTVILLE — An expungement seminar at Mount Zion Baptist Church Friday aims to educate city residents about how to get their records cleared of ...

Clearing Records: Kentucky Lawmakers Vote to Expand Felony Expungement Law  GoverningBy Ryland Barton. The Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a ...

Legal pot is coming soon  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioLegalizing marijuana was the topic on this week's Facebook Live conversation.

Rutgers Law School offering free expungement sessions in Camden  Cherry Hill Courier PostStaff will offer general information sessions on how to clear some criminal convictions.

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 ...

Bill To Expand Criminal Expungement Advances In Ky. Legislature  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleMore Kentuckians with low-level felony convictions would be able to clear their criminal records after a waiting period under a bill that passed out of a state ...

Vermont Officials to Host Conviction 'Expungement' Clinic  U.S. News & World ReportWHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Attorney General's office is participating in a clinic that will enable some Vermonters to expunge certain ...

Automatic youth expungement bill in state hopper  Chicago Daily Law BulletinAutomatic youth expungement bill in state hopper- Adrianna Pitrelli Law Bulletin staff writer SPRINGFIELD — Under a new measure proposed at the Statehouse, ...

House approves expungement bill with bipartisan support  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – People with an arrest or conviction in their history could have it removed from the public record – if a court approves – under legislation that passed ...

Fighting Inequality in the Ever-Expanding Legal Weed Industry  VICEIt's easy to interpret legalization of weed as a sign of progress in America as politicians and entrepreneurs of all stripes are swept up in the green rush. But look ...

Finra expungement: More limitations on the way  InvestmentNewsA Finra proposal would upend the existing landscape for removing customer complaints from advisers' records.

Richmond 34 members’ records expunged 59 years after Thalhimers sit-in  WTVR CBS 6 NewsRICHMOND, VA. -- Several members of the Richmond 34 spent part of the 59th anniversary of their Civil Rights action removing the last legal remnant of that ...

NJ marijuana legalization: Edibles, legal weed home grow and expungement process questions  Asbury Park PressUSA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey reporter Mike Davis answers your NJ marijuana legalization questions about edibles, legal weed home grow and the ...

Washington Senate Approves Cannabis Expungement Bill  GanjapreneurThe Washington state Senate has passed a wide-reaching expungement bill that would vacate cannabis convictions for tens of thousands in the state. Full story ...

Parkway supervisory ranger’s drug arrest expunged, may return to duty soon  Asheville Citizen-TimesGreg Wozniak, a law enforcement supervisor on the Blue Ridge Parkway, was relieved of his duties after a June criminal incident. He might return to duty soon.

Booker takes swipe at Harris for 'bragging' about marijuana use  Fox News2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., on Monday took a swipe at his Democratic rivals, including Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., for "bragging" ...

Kentucky expungement bill clears House  WBKOFRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Senate Bill 57, a measure to have low-level felonies expunged from eligible Kentuckians, passed the Senate. The legislation ...

Assembly panel to take input on criminal record expungement  WMTVA legislative committee is set to take public comments on a bill that would allow more convicts to have their records erased.

Urban League seeks volunteers for free expungement clinic, as bills to lower filing fee stall  Insider LouisvilleThe Louisville Urban League is seeking legal volunteers to help with expungement paperwork for 400 individuals between now and their March 2 free clinic.

Would-be law student gets record expunged with help of legal services group  ABA JournalA Kentucky woman who plans to attend law school hopes to someday help others expunge their criminal records because of her own experience.

Gov. Murphy Favors Expunging Pot Offenses for Him to Sign Weed Bill | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced he would only sign off on the closely watched marijuana bill if the measure was amended to expunge the records of ...

Relief for Victims of Pot Prohibition: Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act Highlights Moral Imperative of Automatic Expungement  TownhallCory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act, which he reintroduced last week, would rehabilitate the much-maligned plant by removing it from the federal government's ...

South Bend council candidate seeks felony expungement so he can be 'a beacon of light'  South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — A Democratic South Bend Common Council candidate is ineligible to hold public office because of a prior felony conviction, but he hopes a ...

Richmond 34 get charges expunged 59 years later  8NewsMembers of the Richmond 34, a group of 34 Virginia Union University students arrested in 1960 protesting segregation in Richmond, had their criminal records ...

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 ...

Time remains for Leavenworth County expungement program  KSHBAlmost two dozen people have applied to clear their criminal records in Leavenworth County, since the first of the year.

Booker and four 2020 presidential rivals endorse marijuana legalization  Washington PostJoined by four fellow candidates for the presidency, Sen. Cory Booker is reintroducing legislation that would legalize marijuana and expunge convictions for ...

Bill would prohibit companies from asking job applicants about expunged criminal record  KUTV 2News(KUTV) — A new bill that would prohibit public employers from asking about a job applicant's expunged criminal record passed in the Utah House of ...

L.A. City Council President Calls for Expungement of Pot Convictions  LasentinelCity Council President Herb Wesson expressed his support for accelerating the expungement and resentencing of cannabis-related convictions in Greater Los ...

Michael Jackson's Leon Kompowsky is expunged from 'The Simpsons' archive  The Boston Globe'The Simpsons' episode from 1991 with guest star Michael Jackson is being pulled after HBO aired a documentary featuring two men who allege the singer ...

Denver's Pot Conviction Expungement, Open to Thousands, Has Cleared 38 People So Far  WestwordDenver's Turn Over a New Leaf program allows thousands of people with past low-level marijuana convictions to apply for expungement, but the turnout has ...

Here And Now on February 10, 2019:A push for expungement laws in NYS to seal marijuana convictions  WABC-TVPres./CEO of Community *Service* Society, David Jones and Organizer Avery Bizzell are leading the expungement campaign that affects many black and brown ...

Holley Challenges Late-in-the-Game Legalization Naysayers  InsiderNJAmid late backroom pushing and shoving around the legalization of marijuana, Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-20) jumped feet first into the debate, decrying ...

Addressing expungement: County attorney to have informational presentation  The MirrorLeavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson will be putting on a town hall to discuss the Leavenworth County Expungement Day next week in Leavenworth.

Expungement clinic to be held Monday, February 25 in Windsor County  Vermont BizVermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan and members of the Attorney General's Office will co-host an expungement clinic with Vermont Legal ...

@NotesFromHel Pop-Up Newsroom pops into a record expungement clinic | Helen Ubiñas  Philly.comA clean record keeps many in Philadelphia from employment.

Utah lawmaker proposes 'clean slate' law to automatically wipe away nonviolent criminal records  Deseret NewsUtah could become the second state to offer "clean slate" legislation, which would automatically expunge a person's criminal record after a certain amount of ...

Expunging 'Occupied': Analyzing US State Department's Report On Israeli-'controlled' Territories (with AUDIO)  The Media LineThe U.S. State Department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices expunged the word “occupied” in reference to the Golan Heights, West Bank ...

See if you qualify for Denver's marijuana expungement program  FOX 31 DenverDENVER -- It's an opportunity for a *fresh* start. So far, Denver's held a couple of clinics for it's Turn Over A New Leaf Program, offering to wipe clean certain ...

Majority Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana And Expunging Records, Poll Finds  Marijuana MomentA solid majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana and expunging the records of individuals with prior convictions for cannabis possession or ...

Where every 2020 presidential candidate stands on marijuana - recreational, expunging criminal records and more  The IndependentPresidential candidates are embracing marijuana like no other time in American history, potentially paving the way for major reforms. Democrats vying for a shot ...

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 ...

Whitmer: Process 'underway' to ax marijuana convictions  Michigan AdvanceAs legalized, recreational marijuana takes hold in Michigan, forgiving the crimes of those convicted in the past remains a big priority for advocates. Gov.

Memphis advocates back Lee's plan to drop expungement fee  The Daily MemphianGov. Bill Lee introduced a wide-ranging criminal justice plan Thursday, including elimination of a $180 expungement fee people must pay to clear their record ...

Shelby County expungement practices questioned by Tennessee Supreme Court  The Daily MemphianThe Tennessee Supreme Court has given Shelby County General Sessions Clerk Ed Stanton Jr. 30 days to submit policies and procedures on how his office ...