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PennLive.com
Bill giving some criminal offenders a second chance at a 'clean slate' advancesPennLive.comLegislation that would give low-level, non-violent criminal offenders a chance at clearing their record to rebuild their lives is moving closer to vote possibly before the end of the month. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday unanimously approved ...

WZZM13.com
What happens to convictions if pot becomes legal?WZZM13.comBut under the legislation, judges “shall grant” requests for expungement of criminal convictions if the proposal is passed by voters and the convictions are no longer considered a crime under the legalization. Paige, a 20-year-old from Birmingham who ...Marijuana convictions could disappear if voters legalize potDetroit Free Pressall 2 news articles »

New York Daily News
Assembly Speaker Heastie says prior marijuana arrests should be cleared off criminal records if pot becomes legalNew York Daily News"The public's opinion is evolving on marijuana but as I've said ... we have to look at it from a criminal justice aspect as well," Heastie said. "You have a lot of people who have arrest records, criminal records because of marijuana use, so if we get ...and more »

Marijuana.com
NJ pot convictions could be wiped from record if drug is legalized, but how remains hazyNJ.comBut the people who actually oversee expungements in New Jersey say clearing people's criminal records requires a lot of effort. Steven Somogyi, assistant director of municipal courts for the New Jersey Judiciary, said New Jersey municipalities have ...New Jersey, Delaware Legislators Consider Clearing Marijuana ConvictionsMarijuana.comall 6 news articles »

TheFix.com
"Clear My Record" Project To Help Expunge 250000 Marijuana ConvictionsTheFix.comA new initiative aims to speed up the process of expunging a marijuana conviction from a person's criminal record, with the ambitious goal of clearing 250,000 marijuana convictions by 2019. It's only right. Nine states and Washington, D.C. have ...

Public Defender's Record Mitigation Clinic Helps Clear Criminal RecordsWinters ExpressWhen a criminal conviction cannot be avoided, the Yolo County Public Defender's Record Mitigation Clinic can help clear up a criminal record. California law allows certain offenders to petition the court to expunge past convictions, reduce felony ...

Billy Penn
On clearing records, District Attorney's push for reform extends beyond the Philly officeBilly PennOne of Larry Krasner's stated goals when he was elected Philadelphia District Attorney was to reform the criminal justice system. Five months into his tenure, it's apparent those efforts won't be limited to moves within the office itself. Several ...

Arnie Gottlieb: Clearing marijuana convictions is next logical stepvtdigger.orgIf there has been a determination by the Legislature that certain acts are no longer criminal, should people continue to suffer the ramifications of an old law? Simply, the answer is no. The next logical step for a compassionate society is to expunge ...and more »

Bankrate.com
The Financial Benefits of Wiping the Slate CleanBankrate.comIt should come as no surprise that a criminal conviction can severely hurt your finances. Background checks don't just list convictions, either. An arrest can still show up on a potential employer's or landlord's background check — even if you weren't ...

TIME
President Trump Commutes Woman's Life Sentence After Kim Kardashian Asked Him ToTIME“What is the purpose of putting a lady with no prior criminal record, on a nonviolent drug offense, in jail for her entire life?” he said in a telephone interview. ... The commutation comes days after Trump pardoned conservative commentator Dinesh D ...Trump commutes sentence of woman in prison in AlabamaAL.comPresident Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offenderWTVD-TVTrump commutes term of Kardashian-championed drug offenderWashington PostBustle -CNN -Micall 1,120 news articles »

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