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, ...

CT pot legalization could include expungement of criminal records  The CT MirrorSenate Democrats unveiled a slew of proposals Wednesday that would not only legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use, but also expunge ...

Clearing of criminal record 'a blessing' for future lawyer  Bloomington PantagraphBLOOMINGTON— A sense of relief washed over Kristen Hawthorne on Thursday as she picked up paperwork that erased a teenage mistake from her record ...

Republicans, Democrats seek to expunge more court records to help low-level offenders get jobs  Milwaukee Journal SentinelMADISON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday proposed allowing judges to seal more records of low-level criminal offenses, which they said could help ...

KU Legal Aid Clinic, community partners host free expungement clinic | The University of Kansas  KU TodayLAWRENCE – People who have been arrested or convicted of crimes often face barriers to gaining employment, finding a place to live and other opportunities ...

A bipartisan push to expand expungement | Opinion  Kenosha NewsWe know that, in our new era of divided government in Wisconsin, Democrats and Republicans aren't always going to see eye to eye on an issue. We do ...

Bill provides automatic expungement upon full acquittal | Local News | dailylocal.com  Daily Local NewsHARRISBURG—The Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan organization working to reform the justice system at the state and federal level, applauded ...

Few take advantage of expungement law  The Daily News of NewburyportBOSTON — Manoushka Gaston escaped a troubled past to attend school to become a nursing assistant in Lawrence with dreams of landing a job at an ...

Wisconsin lawmakers resurrect expungement bill  Star TribuneA bipartisan group of Wisconsin legislators is again trying to pass a bill that would allow convicts to ask judges to expunge low-level crimes from their records, ...

Getting a fresh start: Leavenworth County helping former inmates clear criminal records  KSHBLeavenworth County Attorney offering program to help ex-offenders clear their names and criminal record.

All Your Questions About 21 Savage’s Arrest, Answered  VultureOn Super Bowl Sunday, it was announced that the rapper 21 Savage was taken into custody by ICE. Here's how and why it happened, and what could happen ...

Goodwill Expungement Clinic helps clean criminal records  WAVE 3Nearly 200 people got a second chance on a part of their lives that was put on hold on Friday.

EXPLAINED: Police explain the expungement of certain criminal records  RNewsMount Road Police in Port Elizabeth have sought to make the community aware on the procedure that must follow when a person need to apply for their criminal ...

Laramie Youth Council lobbies bill to Senate Judiciary Committee, receives unanimous support  Laramie BoomerangMembers of the Laramie Youth Council testified before Wyoming's Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday in support of a bill that would make it easier for young ...

Partial expungement proposal provokes concerns, opposition  Maryland Daily RecordThe Maryland Judiciary continues to oppose legislation that would allow for partial expungement of criminal records until courts can be sure their technology.

Macon County record sealing, expungement summit gives residents hope for second chances  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — Weston Stephens is looking for a new beginning, and after Saturday, he's hoping that he's a few steps closer to getting one.

Criminal justice reforms focus on drug courts, expungement  Mississippi TodayLawmakers in the House debuted a limited set proposed of criminal justice reforms that could reshape and expand the state's drug courts and make more ...

The Incredibly Complicated, Potentially Insurmountable Legal Situation Facing 21 Savage  Rolling StoneAt the beginning of 2019, 21 Savage was the most popular artist in the country: I Am > I Was, his most recent album, spent two weeks on top of the Billboard 200.

Louisville Urban League to host another expungement clinic  WDRBNearly 800 people had their records cleared at the league's last clinic, which stayed open late to meet a high demand.

North Dakota lawmaker seeks to seal DUI records if offender stays...  Grand Forks HeraldBISMARCK — A North Dakota lawmaker wants to give DUI offenders who stay out of trouble better odds of getting a job. House Bill 1334, sponsored by Devils ...

High Court Got it Right on Expungement for Drug Court Grads | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comThe court's opinion does a *service* not only in clarifying the standard for expungement under the 2016 statute but also in explaining the valuable work done by ...

Proposed law looks to expand criminal expungement eligibility  WAOWWAUSAU (WAOW) — A chance at a clean slate could be on the way for people with criminal records in the badger state. Right now, expungement must be a ...

'Reconstructing Lives' workshop  Union Daily TimesUNION COUNTY — It has often been said that when a person who has committed a crime has served their sentence they have “paid their debt to society” and ...

New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association President O'Beirne: Expungement Of Non-Violent Offenses In Marijuana Legislation 'Morally Essential'  InsiderNJ“New Jersey has the opportunity to become the national model on how best to position cannabis legalization as a source for social and restorative justice in ...

Motivated by Voiland, judicial candidates vow to bring change  Ozaukee PressThe four lawyers vying for Ozaukee County Circuit judge, three of whom said they felt compelled to run because of the acrimony that marked the first term of the ...

Criminal Justice, Climate Change, and Medicare for All: A Reading List on Some of Cory Booker's Key Issues  Pacific StandardSenator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) officially entered the 2020 presidential race on Friday, February 1st, the first day of Black History Month. Booker is the ...

County set to launch Ready to Work Initiative to assist those facing legal obstacles  The Edwardsville IntelligencerWOOD RIVER — Individuals who face legal obstacles to employment can now access help to eliminate those barriers. Madison County Employment and ...

Bills to Watch: Tax Cuts, Expungement, Campaign Finance  Door County PulseSB-18/AB-4. Increasing tax deductions. These bills, simultaneously moving through the Senate and Assembly, would increase the state income-tax maximum ...

What the legal cannabis industry owes the victims of the drug war  QuartzThe US's booming legal weed industry is at risk of becoming a staggering tale of hypocrisy, greed, and erasure.

Karen Davidson and Jamie Tansey | MVLS  Maryland Daily RecordAttorneys Karen Davidson and Jamie Tansey were named to the board of directors with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers *Service*.

City of South Fulton passes ordinance to encourage easier job access to convicted criminals  MDJOnline.comThe city of South Fulton city council passed the 'Ban the Box' Ordinance a recent meeting with a 6 to 1 vote.

Editorial: Several bills in Roundhouse threaten keeping NM government open and the public informed  Albuquerque JournalObservers are fond of saying there is a new political climate in Santa Fe. Unfortunately, it doesn't include a promising forecast for sunshine in government. To the ...

Clean Slate: How Ditching A Criminal Record Is No Easy Task  Law360An estimated 100 million Americans have criminal records that follow them for life. Some states have moved to ease the burden by passing record-sealing laws ...

Foxx vows to expunge all misdemeanor pot convictions, pushes full legalization  Chicago Sun-TimesCook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx came out in support of marijuana legalization and laid out a plan to wipe clean all minor pot convictions during a ...

Trafficking victim first in Jacksonville to clear her criminal record  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXXA Jacksonville woman who is a human trafficking victim recently became the first in Duval County to have her criminal record expunged under a new Florida law.

Attorneys of the Year: Samuel Edmunds  Minnesota LawyerSamuel Edmunds' client had been acquitted of or had dismissed criminal charges resulting from a sudden onset of mental illness. But Edmunds' client, who has ...

Legalize it? Marijuana talk has been going on for decades. It's what they're saying and who's listening that's changed  PennLiveA marijuana plant grows Sept. 11, 2018, in the mountains of California, a state where medical marijuana was legalized in 1996 and recreational sales to adults ...

Bill proposes some marijuana charges be expunged  News-Press NowWhile Missouri lawmakers are working out the specifics of medical marijuana, legislators now also are looking at other areas the amendment affects. One such ...

Low Early Turnout For Denver-Boulder Efforts To Expunge Old Pot Convictions  Colorado Public RadioIn Boulder, 13 people have applied and four were eligible for an expungement. In Denver, 48 people have applied so far.

Expungement, prisoners' rights and child abuse were criminal justice issues tackled by ABA House  ABA JournalImage from Shutterstock. The ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a trio of resolutions targeting criminal justice reforms Monday at the Midyear ...

Growing the forests of kindness  Union Daily Times'Expungement Workshop'The Spartanburg Community College Union County Campus will host an “Expungement Workshop” on Wednesday, February 27 from ...

House approves bill to ease some criminal penalties in Mississippi  Biloxi Sun HeraldMississippi House members on Thursday overwhelmingly supported a plan to ease some penalties for those accused or convicted of crimes, as its sponsor ...

New criminal record expungement law could benefit SC job seekers  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SCMYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A state law officially in effect at the start of the year could make it easier for some people to find jobs in South Carolina.

Woman gets second chance with pardon  Antelope Valley PressMOJAVE — Monica Andrade served 16 months in prison starting in 2002, followed by three years on parole.

Governor Haslam grants executive clemency to 23 people. Here's who they are:  The TennesseanNASHVILLE — In his final full day at the helm, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday granted executive clemency to 23 current or former Tennesseans including ...

Jim Dey | Pardon in hand, former Illini star Matt Sinclair plots next step  Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteJan. 11 — just nine days ago — was a date that former University of Illinois football player Matt Sinclair and former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner anticipated with ...

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.

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.

Library program offers help expunging criminal records  Freeport Journal-StandardFREEPORT — A program at the Freeport Public Library can help people with criminal records eliminate a major barrier to employment.The Lawyers in the ...

Will Stringer scandal hurt efforts to reform Arizona's criminal-justice system?  AZCentralArizona Rep. David Stringer has sponsored at least 13 criminal-justice bills, including measures he either introduced or has co-sponsored.

N.J. mayors threaten to ban weed dispensaries if lawmakers don't meet their demands  NJ.comThe mayors of Newark and Jersey City said Wednesday that they wouldn't allow marijuana dispensaries in their towns unless they were happy with some of the ...

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 ...

Clarksville police officer awarded for saving gunshot victim's life  Clarksville NowCLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – A Clarksville Police Department (CPD) officer was recently recognized for saving the life of a gunshot victim.

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comIf you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in luck. A law that went into effect ...

Expungement fair will offer info, job opportunities for those with criminal records - The Advocate-Messenger  Danville AdvocateYou have read 0 of 8 articles. Log In or Subscribe. A free expungement fair has been scheduled this week to assist those who want to find out if their criminal ...

Partisanship threatens to derail bipartisan criminal justice reform bills • Arizona Mirror  Arizona MirrorOur democracy rests upon a system of checks and balances. The whole point is to prevent concentrations of power in one or a few persons that thwart the will of ...

Jones, NYUJ Push For Criminal Justice Reform In NY  WAMCActivist and CNN commentator Van Jones met with New York state lawmakers in Albany Tuesday to push for changes to state criminal law.

Where Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Stands On Marijuana  Marijuana MomentOn Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced that she's running for president in 2020. The latest in a growing list of candidates hoping to take on ...

Tulsa to host Expungement Expo to assist eligible individuals seal criminal records  Tulsa WorldIn addition to local and county legal organizations in attendance providing free services, the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office, the Tulsa County Clerk's ...

How Police and Anti-Crime Measures Reinforce Segregation  GoverningCities' efforts to get tough on crime can make it harder for low-income residents to find good jobs and housing.

Area roundup: Learn about criminal record expungement at Friday session  Muncie Star PressMUNCIE — Do you have questions about criminal record expungement? Get answers at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Maring-Hunt Library during an information ...

Partial Expungement Bill Dissected in Annapolis  The Washington InformerANNAPOLIS — Although Maryland lawmakers discussed variations of the expungement process for several years, it needed slightly more than two hours of ...

World Health Organization Recommends Reclassifying Marijuana Under International Treaties  Marijuana MomentGlobal health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties.

Opinion: Delaware laws should help human trafficking victims rebuild their lives  The News JournalExpunging minor crimes could give victims a second chance at life.

Paterson judge dismisses prostitution charges against sister of accused prostitute  NorthJersey.comA Paterson judge dismissed criminal charges against a Florida woman whose sister reportedly used her identity when issued summonses for prostitution.

Law students ride the 'Justice Bus'  Stanford University NewsThe path to a fulfilling career is rarely easy to find and navigate. But for those attending Stanford Law School, the “Justice Bus” might get them there faster.

Fulton County Solicitor General Keith Gammage a supporter of restorative justice, reform initiatives  The Atlanta VoiceFulton County Solicitor General Keith Gammage is both measured and methodical as he responds to questions about his first two years in elected office.

Whitmer will consider forgiving marijuana crimes  The Detroit NewsGov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer will pursue executive action or legislation to free inmates and expunge criminal records for those convicted of marijuana crimes that ...

Potential 2020 Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg Calls Marijuana Legalization 'Nonsensical'  Marijuana MomentMichael Bloomberg could be one of the only 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to actively oppose marijuana legalization if he decides to run. Speaking at ...

Publishing Corp.Mayor's Gun Crime Plan Set Without City Council Approval | InTowner Publishing Corp.  InTownerOn February 6th, Mayor Bowser announced that she “and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu reaffirmed their commitment to prosecuting ...

County residents with criminal records look for clean slate at expungement event  The State Journal-RegisterColby Gibson, 36, is open about the mistakes he made early in life, which include guilty pleas to battery and criminal trespass charges.“I'm trying to change my ...

GOP Congressman Refiles Marijuana Research Bill With Important Changes  Marijuana MomentA bipartisan bill designed to stimulate research into marijuana was reintroduced on Wednesday—with changes that could significantly increase its chances of ...

NJ marijuana legalization could wipe weed arrests off your criminal record  Asbury Park PressNew Jersey legislators are expected to institute automatic expungement for marijuana possession as part of any marijuana legalization law.

Seminar on criminal records expungement planned | Local | herald-review.com  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — A seminar criminal records sealing and expungement is schedule at be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Mrs. K. Community Center, 249 S. Webster ...

Woman's name cleared after sister charged with prostitution steals her identity  Yahoo FinanceWords: Kristine Solomon. A woman from Florida has been cleared of criminal charges filed against her after her sister, who lives in Paterson, N.J., used her ...

NJ Prostitute Gives Sisters Name To Get Out Of Bust: Police  Wayne, NJ PatchNJ Prostitute Gives Sister's Name - Wayne, NJ - A judge had suggested that the sister had to travel 1000 miles to prove she's innocent and avoid arrest herself, ...

New Congressional Bill Requires VA To Study Medical Marijuana For Veterans  Marijuana MomentHouse lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct studies on the benefits of medical ...

Community briefs: OIC plans criminal record expungement clinic  The Wilson TimesThank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing. Posted Friday, November 2, 2018 10:45 ...

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a Clean Slate in Pa.  Philly.comPennsylvania's Clean Slate law, among the nation's most progressive, begins its roll-out Wednesday.

People with five felonies could have records sealed under new Ohio expungement law  NewsChannel 5 Cleveland - newsnet5.comA new Ohio expungement law that quietly went into effect last week gives people with five felonies a chance to seal their criminal records. The changes-- a direct ...

Sangamon County offering to expunge criminal records  FOX IllinoisIn just a few weeks, anyone with a criminal record in Sangamon County will have the chance to see whether or not their charges can be expunged, or removed ...

List of upcoming community events (Feb. 13, 2019)  Paxton RecordThe Paxton Carnegie Library's board of trustees will meet at the library at 5 p.m. March 6 and 7 p.m. April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov.

‘Restoration Saturday’ offers financial assistance for expungement, drivers license reinstatement  WREG NewsChannel 3MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Metropolitan Baptist Church will host "Restoration Saturday" this weekend to help people who want their criminal records expunged or those ...

Norfolk DA looks to get a handle on expunging criminal records  The Patriot LedgerQUINCY — Marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts, but a past conviction for possession is still part of a person's criminal record.Now it's one of the crimes the ...

Tennessee editorial roundup | The News Tribune  The News TribuneSummary of recent Tennessee newspaper editorials.

Slowly but Surely, Efforts Mount to Expunge Old Cannabis Convictions  Cannabis NowA cannabis conviction can follow you around even after you've done your time or paid your fine. Your record may come back to haunt you when you apply for a ...

Thursday in Lauderdale Lakes: The next Broward County criminal record expungement workshop  Sun SentinelHas an arrest record kept you from getting a job, or being approved for a lease?

After a delay, Baltimore police to abandon patrol schedule blamed for big overtime bills and overworked officers  Baltimore SunThe Baltimore Police Department will begin a new schedule for patrol officers Sunday, finally ditching a work routine for front-line officers that's blamed for ...

Louisville Organizations Mount Effort To Clear Criminal Records En Masse  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleOne of the largest efforts comes from the Louisville Urban League, which received a large gift allowing it to spend $100000 on expunging records this year ...

Jobs shortage fuels push to pardon SC criminal records  The Herald-SunSouth Carolina businesses with worker shortages pushed an expansion of the state's law defining what crimes are eligible for expungement. Advocates say the ...

Wisconsin's criminal expungement rules keep needed workers out of jobs, study says  Milwaukee Journal SentinelA think tank's report suggests ways Wisconsin could modify its restrictive rules about expunging criminal records to boost employment.

Free criminal record expungement clinic to help with employment  WSIL TVWSIL -- A Criminal Record can stop you from getting employment, finding a place to live, or even becoming licensed in your chosen field. The Land of Lincoln ...

Council says it supports expunging some criminal records  WGAL LancasterThe York City Council is supporting several groups working to clear the criminal records of some minor offenders. Watch Anne Shannon's story above.

California Measure Would Expunge Many Marijuana-Related Crimes  NPRCalifornia lawmakers have approved a measure requiring prosecutors to expunge convictions or reduce sentences for many marijuana-related convictions ...

A Growing Chorus of Big City Prosecutors Say No to Marijuana Convictions  The New York TimesMarlyn Mosby, Baltimore's top prosecutor, says she will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases and will vacate thousands of convictions. The police ...

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ SpotlightCourts already deal with 10000 expungement applications annually. Reforms 'will open the door' for thousands more to apply.

Land of Lincoln hosts clinic to expunge or seal criminal records in Carbondale  The SouthernCARBONDALE — Several residents used a clinic in downtown Carbondale Saturday to take the first step in moving forward a prior criminal conviction.

Criminal Records for Obsolete Crimes  The Wall Street JournalWhen pot is made legal, old convictions should be expunged.

Criminal record expungement project has helped nearly 400 East Baton Rouge residents since October  The AdvocateFor dozens of people who spent their Saturday afternoon in the nondescript lobby of a strip mall across from the Baton Rouge Police Department, the stakes ...

New Clean Slate Law allows sealing of certain criminal cases  WPVI-TVCertain Pennsylvania residents who've run afoul of the law will start the new year with a clean slate.