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 ...

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.

Pardoned murderer denied petition for expungement | News  Virgin Islands Daily NewsA murderer pardoned by Gov. Charles Turnbull is not eligible to have his criminal record expunged, according to an opinion by V.I. Superior Court Judge ...

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.

Library 101 series to open with criminal expungement seminar  Paducah SunClass will soon be in session at the McCracken County Public Library as staffers prepare to launch the third year of 101 programming.

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

His time in prison behind him, Leavenworth mayor inspires county’s ‘Expungement Day’  Kansas City StarJermaine Wilson needed a plan. He was behind bars in the maximum security wing of Lansing Correctional Facility. “Like a caged animal,” he said. He took up ...

Will County offers people with minor offenses a one-stop shop this summer to help clear record  Chicago TribuneWill County is offering people with minor criminal offenses a one-stop shop this summer to help get them started on the quest for a clear record. The fair, which ...

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.

N.J.'s top court just made it easier for recovering addicts to clean up their criminal record  NJ.comThe New Jersey Supreme Court found too many hurdles for people who graduated drug court to expunge their records and start a new chapter.

Dave Silberman: A call for expungement of all cannabis convictions  vtdigger.orgEditor's note: This commentary is by Dave Silberman, an attorney and pro bono legalization advocate in Middlebury. This column does not represent the views of ...

New Kansas mayor who spent time in prison helps ex-offenders  Seattle TimesLEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas mayor who served three years in prison before being elected spent his first full day in office launching a program ...

High Court Ruling Makes It Easier for Drug-Court Grads to Wipe Slate Clean  NJ SpotlightDecision is praised by advocates as fulfilling intent of 2016 law offering recovered addicts with minor crime records a new start life.

Lawmakers consider sealing, erasing records of past cannabis convictions  Press HeraldFour Maine legislators are pursuing legislation to seal or expunge the records of people with past marijuana convictions following the legalization of recreational ...

What to expect in the State of the State  Crain's New York BusinessGov. Andrew Cuomo is due to unveil his 2019 agenda tomorrow afternoon. Several recent appearances and news releases have offered hints on the priorities ...

Want to sweep your record clean? Process is complex, but can start online  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThousands of people across Pennsylvania have submitted requests to have old criminal records sealed in the two weeks since the state expanded the types of ...

Bill that would make it easier to toss juvenile records moves forward  KPVI News 6CHEYENNE — When someone commits a crime as a minor, there is often a fear that their criminal record could follow them into adulthood, impacting job ...

Dozens turn out seeking to expunge old convictions  vtdigger.orgWindsor County State's Attorney David Cahill, right, helps Joseph Day of White River Junction fill out paperwork at an expungement clinic in June so Day can ...

Special Report: Working to clear the names of human trafficking survivors  WAVY-TVJanuary is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness month across the country.

Pa.'s new Clean Slate Law means jail time is no longer a life sentence  GenerocityAt least for some Pennsylvanians, like ND, who served time in the '90s for misdemeanors: "My record should be clean just like me." Pa.'s new Clean Slate Law ...

New SC laws go into effect on New Year’s Day 2019  Charlotte ObserverA handful of new laws passed by the S.C. Legislature go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. Here is a look at those changes and how they will affect the lives of South ...

Finding an Expungement Attorney in New Jersey  LA ProgressiveExpungement Attorney --Expungement s a procedure which results in the legal record of an individual's arrest or criminal conviction being sealed.

Future Tense Newsletter: “Please cough into this tissue.”  Slate MagazineNew Future Tense Fiction and other things you may have missed.

Criminal Court Clerk Heidi Kuhn explores expungement court docket  The Daily MemphianShelby County Criminal Court Clerk Heidi Kuhn wants to establish an expungement docket in Criminal Court to accelerate the process of wiping clean the ...

What's Next: How Grindr & 'Troll's Lawyer' Could Change Web Immunity | Driverless Cars' Bumpy Road | 'Stormy' Situation for Geolocation  Law.comAn appeal in a product liability suit against dating app Grindr is testing Section 230 immunity provisions and Congress keeps stalling on autonomous vehicle ...

Changes to state expungement laws make it easier for non-violent offenders to clear records  Norman TranscriptErasing a felony conviction record just became much easier.

New 2019 California Laws Expand Expungement of Criminal Records  EIN NewsIf your conviction was in a California court, we can handle your expungement, reduction, or Certificate/Pardon, including all the court hearings, without you ...

Legal marijuana made big promises on racial equity — and fell short  NBCNews.comWhile marijuana arrests have declined and tax revenue is flowing in most states that have legalized pot, the gains have accrued most heavily to white ...

Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance  thejournal.ieConvictions for minor offences can hold people back from accessing employment and education long after they have completed their rehabilitation, writes Lynn ...

Clean Slate program gives people with old criminal records chance to seal records  The TimesPeople with old criminal records may have a chance at *fresh* start through new state legislation that recently went into effect.

'A lot to be thankful for': Brown pardons Santa Rosa man in 2001 stalking case  The Santa Rosa Press DemocratOn Christmas Eve, Santa Rosa resident John Jeffrey Frates received big news.

Law's Reentry Clinic helps Angelenos with criminal records get back on their feet | UCLA  UCLA NewsroomMembers of UCLA School of Law's Reentry Legal Clinic are honored by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. On the second Saturday of every month, ...

Expungement motion expected for ex-pastor acquitted of child abuse  WJBC NewsMatthew Everly, 26, of Bloomington was found not guilty New Years Eve of breaking his infant daughter's legs and arm in March 2017. (Everly defense team ...

Editorial: Pardons for old pot convictions the right thing to do  Yakima Herald-RepublicWe all make mistakes and occasionally wish we could wipe the slate clean and move on with our lives. Reinventing one's self, in fact, may constitute the new ...

Trafficking survivors shed an unjust label: ‘criminal’  The Christian Science MonitorAs attitudes about justice in sex trafficking cases change, more states are giving survivors a chance to clear away convictions for prostitution. But the ...

Ganja in the Garden State: What Will Happen with New Jersey Weed in 2019?  MERRY JANENew Jersey has been pushing and pushing for cannabis legalization, but the state is yet to pass a recreational bill. Will 2019 finally be the year the Garden State ...

New SC laws taking effect on New Years Day  Spartanburg Herald JournalCOLUMBIA — If you took our advice and saved your receipts at the gas pump in 2018, congrats! For the first time, you can get a fraction of that money back when ...

2018 Called 'High Point' in Restoring Rights to Individuals with Criminal Records  Crime ReportSome 30 states and the District of Columbia passed laws or enacted statutes aimed at helping people with criminal records overcome barriers to reintegrating ...

Southern Vermont Man Arrested for Butane Extraction | Cannabis and Hemp Events and News  Heady VermontThe Vermont State Police have arrested and charged a 36-year old Vermont man for allegedly extracting cannabis using butane or hexane. The press release ...

City of Denver Teams With Rising Cannabis MarCom Agency to Spotlight Initiative for Expunging Marijuana Convictions  mg Cannabis RetailerDenver residents who have been convicted of low-level marijuana offenses can now request to have their record expunged through the city's recently launched ...

Bard suggests another run for city council  Joplin GlobeNews of an upcoming court hearing encouraged Joshua Bard to announce his hopes for another run for Joplin City Council in 2020.

Letter to the editor: Time to void past pot convictions  Addison County IndependentIt used to be thought that once a person convicted of a crime had served their sentence, paid their fines, and made restitution, they were considered to have ...

New expungement law could open up opportunities for some offenders  Spartanburg Herald JournalExpanded state expungement provisions went into effect in late December that could make it easier for low-level offenders to clean up their criminal histories.

Murphy transition chair doesn't know who hired Alvarez  PoliticoGood Wednesday morning! Today the state comptroller releases its report on state tax incentives, which Gov. Phil Murphy ordered shortly after taking office.

Cleveland Housing Court sets new rules to make requests to seal evictions easier  cleveland.comCleveland Housing Court Judge Ronald O'Leary, in court in 2018, has created new rules that lay out when and how tenants can apply to have eviction cases ...

Investing: Vetting a broker is harder than it looks  Chicago TribuneWe spoke with Colleen Honigsberg, an assistant professor at Stanford Law School, where she studies corporate and securities law, about vetting a broker.

Nehemiah MBC, Music City Community Court, Criminal Clerk’s office team up for expungement court for community  pridepublishinggroup.comFor the third year in a row, Rev. Thomas E. Hunter, Sr. and Nehemiah Missionary Baptist Church partnered with Judge Rachel Bell's General Sessions Music ...

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 ...

Criminalizing 1st-time DUIs is a tough sell in Wis.  Police NewsAssociated Press. MADISON, Wis. — With a new Democratic ally in the governor's office, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Wisconsin to join ...

Haslam grants executive clemency to 11 people  WBIR.comTennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted executive clemency to eleven current or former Tennesseans on Thursday, including several involving East Tennessee ...

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 ...

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 7-14  LA Daily NewsCommunity meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community ...

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 ...

Denver Program Helps People Convicted Of Pot Crimes Before Legalization Get A ‘Clean Slate’  CBS DenverDENVER (AP/CBS4) – Officials say a simplified program will make it easier for thousands of people to seek the elimination of the low-level marijuana convictions ...

Inside Mayor de Blasio's Vision for Legal Cannabis in New York City  mySanAntonio.comWith the governor and majorities in both houses of the legislature favoring legalization, de Blasio details all that he wants it to accomplish. Scott McGovern.

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 ...

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 ...

Criminalizing 1st-time DUIs is a tough sell in Wisconsin  Seymour TribuneA handful of Wisconsin Republicans are hoping new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will help them finally criminalize first-offense drunken driving.

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 ...

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/11/19  NORML BlogWelcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

Where 14 mayoral candidates stand on gun crime sentences — their full responses  Chicago Sun-TimesThirteen of the candidates for mayor responded to our question about gun crime sentences. We asked: What is your view as to the appropriate length of ...

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 ...

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?

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.

La Shawn K. Ford, candidate for mayor  Chicago Sun-TimesThe Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board sent mayoral candidates a list of questions to find out their views on a range of issues facing the city. La Shawn K. Ford ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Criminalizing 1st-time drunken driving remains a tough sell in Wisconsin  Madison.comPowerful Republican opponents are already lining up against the idea, calling it impractical and too expensive.

Commentary: New year, new session, new vision for criminal justice reform - Delaware State News  Delaware State NewsThe new year brings feelings of hope and optimism, and we make resolutions regarding our happiness, lifestyle and relationships. While there are a variety of ...

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.

Fulton holding another event to help people expunge arrest records  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFulton County wants to help clear arrests, charges and minor blemishes from citizens' criminal records through a free expungement event on Aug. 11. People ...

Stadelman announces chance to expunge or seal criminal records  MyStateline.comAbout one in three Americans have at least one arrest on the books. Senator Steve Stadelman along with Prairie State Legal Services and United Way of Rock ...

Some marijuana convictions could disappear if voters approve legal pot  Detroit Free PressIf voters approve legalized marijuana in November, thousands of Michiganders might look to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.

Is Pot Dangerous?  The Marshall ProjectOn Jan. 7, The Marshall Project published an interview with Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter and author of "Tell Your Children: The Truth About ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Salt Lake County's first 'Expungement Day' helps dozens clear criminal records  Deseret NewsMore than 70 applicants participated in Salt Lake County's first ever "Expungement Day," where a team of prosecutors, attorneys, judges and others joined ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hillsborough County plans record expungement clinic  FOX 13 News, Tampa BayThe Hillsborough State Attorney's Office is offering to expunge or seal an old criminal case -- if you are eligible.

Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office accepting applications to help get criminal records expunged  WJBF-TVIf you have a criminal record, a new program in Augusta could help you get it expunged quickly and for free.

Group pushes to make it easier, less costly for Utahns to expunge criminal records  Deseret NewsA libertarian-leaning group wants Utah lawmakers to waive fees for those who want to have their criminal records scrubbed but can't afford the administrative ...

Detroit residents can get nonviolent records expunged on Saturday  Detroit Free PressDetroiters can head downtown Saturday for Project Clean Slate's fair to get their nonviolent criminal background records expunged.

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.

Expungement program helps residents clear criminal records  WLKY LouisvilleHelp is coming to Jefferson County residents looking to clear old crimes from their record through the *Fresh* Start expungement program.

Denver will help expunge marijuana convictions for 10,000-plus people  The Denver PostColorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state's old drug laws still loom large. Now Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has ordered a "citywide effort" ...

Cannabis report card: How's the legal pot regime working for Canadians?  CTV NewsTwo months after recreational cannabis was legalized, Canada's new pot regime is still working out kinks in the supply chain and the enforcement of new rules.

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesLaw enforcement officials have traditionally opposed efforts to remove black marks from people's records. That is starting to change.

Zuckerberg and Koch groups ally to clear eligible criminal records  Washington PostGroups with ties to technology titan Mark Zuckerberg are getting even more involved in the political arena, throwing their weight behind a new initiative that ...

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.

Expungement fair to clean criminal records will be held Saturday in North Long Beach • Long Beach Post  Long Beach PostAn expungement fair is scheduled for this Saturday in North Long Beach where attorneys and paralegals will be on-hand to clean criminal records.

Dozens in Calhoun County get criminal records cleared using 2014 Alabama law  Anniston StarDozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows ...

Have a criminal record? It may soon be easier to find work in South Carolina.  Greenville NewsFormer inmates in South Carolina could soon have an easier time finding work thanks to a bill that would allow ex-offenders to expunge certain nonviolent ...

District Line Daily: Remembering Shaw Junior High  Washington City PaperWhen you go into the building, it's like roses in the desert.”

DuPage judge seeks to have record expunged after acquittal  Chicago Daily HeraldA DuPage County judge, who was assigned to administrative duties, has petitioned to have his criminal record expunged after his acquittal on reckless conduct ...