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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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..

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

800000 Eligible to Clear Their Record in Illinois Legal Pot  WTTW NewsLawmakers 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.”

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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?

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 ...

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

'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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Missouri lawmakers approve expansion to expungement law  KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.comMISSOURI — The Missouri General Assembly passes a criminal justice bill involving which offenses can and can't be expunged. Senate Bill One expands the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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” ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Michigan Senator Aims to Expunge All Cannabis Possession Convictions  GrizzleMichigan Senator Jeff Irwin has introduced a bill that seeks to automatically expunge the criminal records held by more than 235,000 people for possession of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements  Ladybud MagazinePeople involved with cannabis have long stated that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it. Millions of Americans have learned ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

CM’s remarks expunged  The HinduCertain remarks made by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in the Assembly on Friday about the judiciary were expunged by the Speaker after the former ...

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 ...

Ree Drummond's Daughter Attending Christian Camp After Arrest  Radar Online'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond's daughter is now attending a Christian summer camp after her drunken arrest, RadarOnline.com has learned.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...