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, ...

North Dakota House passes pair of record-sealing bills  Bismarck TribuneThe North Dakota House passed a pair of bills allowing for sealing criminal records of DUIs and other offenses Wednesday in what lawmakers pitched as an ...

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 ...

Simotas to introduce legislation to improve 'Raise the Age' criminal record sealing law  TimesLedgerState Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas announced she is introducing legislation to correct a shortcoming in the record sealing law enacted last year as part of ...

Simotas to introduce legislation to improve "Raise the Age" criminal record sealing law  QNS.comAssemblywoman Aravella Simotas announced she is introducing legislation to correct a shortcoming in the record sealing law enacted last year as part of New ...

Measure advances on sealing records  Arkansas OnlineA bill recommended Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee would cut from 90 days to 30 the waiting period to seal criminal records.

State of the System  Mackinac Center for Public PolicyIn her first State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made no mention of the state's criminal justice system. With millions of Michiganders ...

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 ...

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 ...

Governor gets bill on sealing records  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteThe Arkansas Senate on Thursday sent to the governor legislation that would speed the time it takes for courts to grant a request to seal a criminal record.

Madison County set to launch Ready to Work Initiative  AdVantageNEWS.comIndividuals who face legal obstacles to employment can now access help to eliminate those barriers. Madison County Employment and Training and Land of ...

Pa.'s new Clean Slate Law means jail time is no longer a life sentence  WHYYPennsylvania's Clean Slate Law allows for the sealing of most simple assault convictions and first-degree misdemeanors.

Honesty requires taking responsibility  The CT MirrorTo Members of the state legislature's Housing Committee: I am a newspaper columnist and a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Council on ...

Bills to seal first-time DUI offenses, other crimes introduced...  The Dickinson PressBISMARCK - Drunken driving offenders with a single offense may have their records sealed if they don't have any convictions for criminal offenses in seven ...

Pennsylvania auditor general announces plan for report on criminal justice reform  Uniontown Herald StandardPennsylvania's auditor general on Thursday announced plans to produce a special report touting the societal and financial benefits of criminal justice reform.

Editorial: Public has right to view suspect info  The Daily GazetteNew York state has recently taken some critical and long-overdue steps to ensure that the state's criminal justice system treats the accused fairly, protects ...

Arrests for misdemeanors live forever on the internet. Should they?  LancasterOnlineIf you search on Google for Brianna Rottmund, the top results aren't about her scholarships to HACC or her 2013 graduation from Lancaster County Career ...

Clean Slate Law and food safety | Smart Talk  witf.orgCriminal justice reform legislation is unifying state and federal legislators on the way to what President Trump calls a "necessary step toward addressing the ...

Concealing crime records would be another injustice | Public  Journal InquirerCriminal-justice reform in Connecticut increasingly is construed as a matter of concealing criminal records. Just-retired Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered several ...

The free-market case for a clean slate | TheHill  The HillClean-slate measures uphold the spirit of the law while offering reformed offenders a safe, productive life.

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 ...

The Daily Gazette  Long Island PressNew York state has recently taken some critical and long-overdue steps to ensure that the state's criminal justice system treats the accused fairly, protects ...

High court rejects state's efforts to seal grand jury reviews of officer-involved deaths  Omaha World-HeraldThe Omaha World-Herald secured a victory Friday in its efforts to prevent the state from sealing the record of grand jury reviews of officer-involved deaths.

Maricopa County releases video, 911 calls in terrorism case  AZCentralOn-body camera footage from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows a sergeant shooting an 18-year-old man twice in Fountain Hills last month as the man ...

DC mayor vetoes Metro fare evasion decriminalization bill  FOX 5 DCWASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Washington's Mayor has vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have decriminalized evading paying the fare on the Metro.

West Monroe sex tape prosecution upended | Local/State Headlines  The Franklin SunA Fourth Judicial District Court judge denied a motion to seal the criminal case involving a West Monroe police officer who is accused of sharing a homemade ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Criminal Convictions Behind Them, Few Have Had Their Records Sealed  The New York TimesA recent New York State law allows people convicted of certain crimes to hide the record from public view. So far, only 346 records have been sealed.

Council's first-month introductions seek action on issues from poverty to taxpayer advocacy  The DC LineFrom re-examining funding streams for at-risk students to limiting the spread of bedbug infestations, DC Council members are seeking to tackle an array of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Wolf Signs Bill Sealing Some Criminal Records After Decade  U.S. News & World ReportHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new Pennsylvania law automatically seals lower-level, nonviolent crimes from public review after 10 years, a change designed to ...

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 ...

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.

More Illinois residents apply to seal criminal records after changes in law  WREX-TVROCKFORD (WREX) - Forty-two percent of people in Illinois have an arrest record or a criminal past, according to a study by the National Employment Law.

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.

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.

Pa. Legislature passes bill that would seal records for low-level crimes after good behavior  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteA *fresh* start. A tabula rasa. A clean slate ... that's if you have remained law abiding.

Trump Signed the First Step Act for Criminal Justice Reform. Here's the Second Step  FortuneNow that President Trump has signed the First Step Act, criminal justice reform should focus on lowering recidivism rates.

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a 'clean slate' in Pa.  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFor more than a decade, Tyeisha, 32, of Norristown, has been dogged by her criminal record — the last remaining scars from when a coworker attacked her on ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Not guilty but not cleared? Workshop aims to seal some arrest records  Sun SentinelThe Broward State Attorney's Office plans another sealing and expungement workshop for people who were accused but not convicted of crimes and don't want ...

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 ...

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" ...

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 ...

Clean Slate law offers offenders a fresh start without public criminal record  Tribune-ReviewPennsylvania state court officials are preparing a massive initiative that could pave the way for courts across the country to offer people convicted of minor ...

Metro fare evasion: D.C. Mayor Bowser vetoes decriminalization bill  Curbed DCThe lead sponsor of the legislation, though, says he will seek to override the veto.

Columbus offers some a cheaper option to seal criminal records  The Columbus DispatchTwo hundred indigent defendants now have a less-expensive way to seal their criminal records from hundreds of background-check databases. The Expedited ...

Land of Lincoln and NAACP to hold record sealing and expungement clinic  The SouthernCARBONDALE — The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, the NAACP Carbondale Branch and the Center for Empowerment and Justice are teaming ...

Black Chamber to host seminar on expungement, sealing records  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — A seminar planned Saturday seeks to educate those with criminal records about ways to seal or erase information about their legal histories.

News media wins right to challenge open records case seal  Journal TimesRACINE — The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently made a decision that could at least partially lift the veil of secrecy regarding an open-records case filed by ...

Free Criminal Record Sealing Clinic  www.fox16.comTabitha Lee with the Center for Arkansas Legal Services joins Fox 16 Good Day to talk about free criminal record clinics coming up for low-income Arkansans ...

Law that seals old criminal records helps New Yorkers find new work, better lives - NY Daily News  New York Daily NewsA woman with a 25-year-old misdemeanor conviction is among many people putting their pasts behind them with help from the Legal Aid Society and a year-old ...

Eligible individuals can have minor criminal infractions expunged from record, resolve outstanding warrants and fines on "Second Chance Saturday"  RiverBender.comGRANITE CITY People with past criminal charges often have difficulty re-entering the workforce and building a better life for their families. Expunging.

YWCA to hold expungement workshop  CIproud.comYWCA Mission Impact is holding a *Fresh* Start Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 11.

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?

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 ...

Fargo legislator working on marijuana decriminalization also working on record sealing bill  KFYR-TVRep. Shannon Roers Jones, R-Fargo, working on a marijuana decriminalization bill is also working on a bill that would have a person's record sealed if they ...

Canada Will Expedite Record Sealing for People Convicted of Marijuana Crimes That Are No Longer Crimes - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonChris Wattie / Reuters / NewscomNow that marijuana is legal in Canada, the national government is confronting the question of how to deal with half a million ...

5 of the most impactful laws Pennsylvania passed in 2018  Billy PennFrom criminal justice reform to actual firearms legislation.

Wolf signs bill sealing some criminal records after 10 years  GoErie.comHARRISBURG — Lower-level, nonviolent crimes in Pennsylvania will automatically be sealed from public review after 10 years under a law signed Thursday, ...

Court officials help with expungement process  The-reviewArea residents with a criminal record got some insight into how to make it go away Saturday morning at Alliance Municipal Court. Municipal Court Judge Andrew ...

Legal groups launch effort to help people get Clean Slate relief  Sunbury Daily ItemHARRISBURG — People who've had long-ago minor run-ins with the law can get their records sealed under a state law that took effect in late December.

Nebraska Supreme Court upholds validity of death sentences  Sand Hills ExpressLINCOLN — Inmates on Nebraska's death row will continue to face the death sentence after a ruling Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The ACLU of ...

Court rejects plan to seal juvenile records  Albuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Justices: Amendments don't jibe with state's general rule of transparency.

Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Expand Protections in NY's 'Raise the Age' Law | New York Law Journal  Law.comAs New York phases in a new law to raise the age at which someone is treated as an adult in the criminal justice system, a state lawmaker is planning legislation ...

Judge's Record-Sealing Denial Highlights 'Shortcomings' of Second-Chance Law  Queens Daily EagleThe conviction-sealing law fails “to explicitly address criminal records of younger offenders, even though it was enacted as part of the Raise the Age legislation.”

Expungement law details  Akron Beacon JournalHere are details about Ohio's expungement law, provided by the Ohio Justice & Police Center and the Summit County Clerk of Courts: Who is eligible: People ...

Off the record  Illinois TimesA conviction and prison time for marijuana possession more than 10 years ago prevents him from becoming a registered nurse, said one of the 204 who showed ...

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.

Voters Across Party Lines Support Clean Slate Legislation  Center For American ProgressAlthough Americans remain split on numerous issues in contemporary politics, a new study finds widespread support among voters for states to automatically ...

Appeals Court: Judge Must Follow the Law on Sealing Old Pot Arrest, Like It or Not | Daily Report  Law.comBulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed knew his refusal to consider the underlying arguments was not the law when he refused to seal a man's ...

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 ...

Pa.'s Clean Slate Law starts allowing those convicted of minor crimes to sweep their records from public view  PennLiveThe option doesn't apply to violent crimes and other felonies.

Attempt to Get Google to Vanish My Article About a Forged Court Order  ReasonSince late 2016, I've been blogging about various fraudulent or otherwise suspect attempts to try to get material deindexed by Google, or removed by hosting ...

Sealing or expunging a Massachusetts OUI arrest  Augusta Free PressIf you have been arrested for an OUI in Massachusetts and would like to have your record sealed, or the arrest expunged from your criminal history, there are a ...

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 ...

Long-awaited 'clean slate' bill moves to Gov. Wolf  Philly.comHARRISBURG — A *fresh* start. A tabula rasa. A clean slate. Related stories. Gov. Wolf signs no-new-taxes Pa. budget. Pennsylvanians who were arrested or ...

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum introduces measure to seal non-violent offenders' records  Des Moines RegisterThe "Clean Slate Act" would seal people's records for non-violent offenses like drug possession, which could make a difference in background checks.

New Congressional Bill Would Automatically Seal Marijuana Records  Marijuana MomentPeople convicted of federal, nonviolent marijuana offenses or drug possession would have their records automatically sealed under a U.S. House bill introduced ...

Pardons, Clean Slate program help erase criminal records in certain cases  Tribune-ReviewPittsburgh attorney Casey Mullen, a native of the city's Lawrenceville section, spends most of his time helping criminal defendants. In 1994, he himself was a ...

Sangamon Co. Expungement and Sealing Summit to be held  WANDSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Some Sangamon County residents with criminal records will get a chance to clean up their records.

Taking sides on timing of sealing criminal records  Worcester TelegramBOSTON – When Fitchburg resident David Gonzalez left the prison system in 2000, he felt fortunate to find a job. He initially worked at a factory, transferring a ...

Mary Cheh Introduces Bill to Seal Eviction Records, Give Tenants Notice of Eviction Filing  Washington City PaperDarrow MontgomeryWard 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced a bill during Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting to reform how D.C. Superior Court ...

Daily Digest: Expungement workshop set | Local News  Bloomington PantagraphBLOOMINGTON — A *Fresh* Start Workshop for individuals who want help sealing or expunging their criminal records will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at United ...

Houses passes bill that would seal some criminal records in Pa.  Central Penn Business JournalPeople with criminal convictions from decades past but who have turned their lives around might be able to jump past at least one employment hurdle.

Simplifying How the Courts Seal Criminal Records  The AtlanticNew legislation in Pennsylvania would change the now-costly and time-consuming process—and mitigate the employment obstacles people face when they ...

Legal Aid, Katz Renew Push For Conviction Sealing  Queens Daily EagleBy David Brand. A year after the state implemented a conviction-sealing law that enables some offenders to have their records cleared, only a handful of Queens ...

Ex-Offenders Seek A Fresh Start  CBS ChicagoBy Jim Williams. CHICAGO (CBS)–Nearly 6,000 people in Illinois convicted of crimes had their records expunged last year. Now, one Chicago-based group is ...

New Ohio expungement law goes in effect in late October  WLWT CincinnatiShowing up before a judge and gaining a criminal record results in lack of job opportunity, housing and sometimes life in general for many in Hamilton County.

D.C. Mayor Bowser to reappoint Police Chief Newsham, Superintendent Kang  Washington PostD.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced Monday that she will reappoint Police Chief Peter Newsham and State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang, ...

Come to Queens Village on Dec. 6 to have your 'Case Closed' and get a fresh start at life  QNS.comState Senator Leroy Comrie and The Legal Aid Society will host a Case Closed event at 7 p.m. in Queens Village on Dec. 6 at Grace Gospel Tabernacle in ...