How to get your criminal record sealed in Michigan  Detroit Free PressProject Clean Slate lead attorney Stephani LaBelle gives John Pippen, 50 of Detroit the news that his record is eligible for expungement at the Samaritan Center ...

New bill would automate process of criminal record expungement for certain convictions  Detroit Metro TimesMichigan might soon join a short list of states that automatically expunge criminal records for individuals with some kinds of convictions. A bill recently introduced ...

Project Clean Slate will assist Detroiters with criminal record expungement applications next week  Detroit Metro TimesAny Detroiter who is interested in getting their record expunged can learn about it and get started at the Project Clean Slate clinic on Saturday,...

Second Annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) Helps People Clear Criminal Records  ForbesThe second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in 30 cities throughout the country. A coalition of ...

Michigan bills would make more ex-offenders eligible to have criminal records expunged  Detroit Free PressProposed changes to Michigan's expungement process would expand who can get their criminal record wiped clean.

It may become easier to clear criminal history in Michigan  Detroit Free PressA "clean slate" bill with bipartisan support proposes that certain criminal offenses be automatically expunged.

How do you expunge a criminal record in Massachusetts? This seminar in Worcester will offer information and answers  MassLive.comIf you were caught with a joint before marijuana was legal, or maybe were pulled over with alcohol in the car at age 17, the mark on your record can follow you ...

Criminal record expungement program starting in Cobb  MDJOnline.comThe Cobb County district attorney and solicitor general are partnering to help restrict residents' minor criminal records from being accessed by potential ...

Want your criminal record expunged? New study offering free legal assistance could help  Wichita EagleA new study launching in Kansas hopes to take a long-term look at how clearing criminal records can help improve the lives of ex-offenders. Over the next year ...

Seth Rogen Details How to Clear Your Criminal Record in New PSA  Rolling StoneYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

The Fight for Automatic Criminal Record Expungement in the Midwest  Cannabis NowThe conversation around expunging the records of petty offenders is now a keystone of any real conversation on reforming marijuana laws. In Michigan, a few ...

Editorial: Millions of Californians are eligible to clear their criminal records, but it takes time and money  Los Angeles TimesOne of the bedrock principles of the criminal justice system is that, with limited exceptions, offenders return to society as full members with all rights and ...

Indiana Health Plan Helps Expunge Criminal Records  Inside INdiana BusinessOhio-based CareSource, one of the largest administrators of Medicaid in the country, has received approval from the state of Indiana to pay up to $500 for the ...

Bills would make more Michiganders eligible for expungement  Michigan RadioA bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers says it's time to change state law and let more people expunge their criminal records. Current state law only.

Lawyers offer help with record expungement for marijuana crimes  MLive.comGreen Dragon marijuana flower in the intake room of the Stoney Only shop located just outside of Portland, Oregon, Sept. 17, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias ...

More Michigan residents could get criminal records expunged under House bills  MLive.comThousands more Michigan residents would be eligible to have their criminal histories expunged under a bipartisan package of bills.

How Do You Clear Your Criminal Record? Ask Seth Rogen.  InsideHookIt might not come as a surprise that the star of Pineapple Express has a keen interest in helping you clear your criminal record, particularly when it comes to ...

Legal group offering clinics on clearing marijuana convictions from criminal records  The Oakland PressDo you have a conviction for a marijuana-related misdemeanor offense that you'd like to get removed from your record?

CA Bill Would Expunge Many Criminal Records  Crime ReportMany Californians could see their criminal records expunged starting in 2021 under a bill sent to Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, Courthouse News ...

Convicted Of A Weed Crime? Expungement Clinic Aims To Help People Clear Their Records In West Loop This Weekend  Block Club ChicagoWEST LOOP — People with weed-related misdemeanor convictions can start the process to get their records expunged or sealed at a Sunday clinic in the West ...

As marijuana legalization nears, those who left crime behind hope to clear their records  Chicago TribuneDriving downstate in 2010, Darius Ballinger was arrested with almost a pound of marijuana. He pleaded to a lesser felony, served jail time and was sentenced to ...

Next Week Is the Perfect Time to Get Your Cannabis Conviction Expunged  FilterCannabis convictions create long-term barriers to employment, education and housing. Over 40 nationwide events are about to take on these drug-war harms.

Here Are The Issues We're Watching At The DC Council  DCistThe chill is back in the air and the D.C. Council back to work after its summer recess. A friendly reminder: the 13-member council and the mayor set policy for ...

Clearing 235,000 marijuana records would not be automatic under new bill  Detroit Free PressLow-level marijuana convictions could get cleared under a package of bills expected to be introduced in the state Legislature this week, but people with records ...

Criminal Law: Expungement of Record-Writ of Mandamus  Missouri Lawyers MediaRelator filed a petition seeking expungement of his record of arrest and plea, naming the prosecuting attorney, among others, as defendants. Respondent ...

Rhode Island House employee has sexual assault conviction, records show  The Boston GlobePROVIDENCE — A former police sergeant who was convicted of committing sexual assault while in uniform in the 1980s has been employed by the state ...

New York to expunge thousands of marijuana convictions  CNNWashington (CNN) Over 150,000 people will have previous marijuana convictions sealed thanks to a New York law that went into effect on Wednesday.

Where the 2020 Democratic candidates for president stand on marijuana legalization  USA TODAYThe Democrats running for president have thoughts on marijuana legalization. Here they are.

Criminal Law: Expungement-Dismissal of Petition  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere appellant challenged the denial of his petition to expunge a 2003 conviction for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, the record showed no other findings ...

Expunging marijuana convictions: What you need to know  Chicago TribuneHundreds of thousands of people in Illinois are expected to qualify to have their public records erased for cases involving cannabis misdemeanors and lesser ...

Job seekers invited to Second Chance Job and Resource Fair  Cecil DailyBEL AIR — Harford County's Second Chance Job and Resource Fair offers life-changing opportunities for those who have had past criminal charges or ...

Political opponent sues N.J. mayor over accusations she revealed his expunged arrest record  NJ.comThe mayor and a campaign staffer face charges for the same accusations.

Pot dealers could see records expunged, too, Foxx says as she announces plan to erase thousands of minor conv…  Chicago Sun-TimesCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced a sweeping plan Tuesday to automatically expunge tens or hundreds of thousands of minor marijuana cases ...

Kathleen McClernan-Walz  Maryland Daily RecordIf one trait could describe Kathleen McClernan-Walz it would be perseverance. McClernan-Walz contributes her perseverance to all of her professional ...

Pennsylvania County Owes $67 Million After Man Finds Arrest Records on Mugshots.com  The AppealIn 2011, Daryoush Taha's friend alerted him to something shocking: Taha's photograph and personal information on the website Mugshots.com. Taha, then 40 ...

Those wrongly accused of violent crimes in Alabama remain haunted by dropped charges  AL.comAlthough DNA evidence cleared a young Alabama man in a brutal rape, robbery and assault case, the charges will follow him for the rest of his life. Now 21 ...

Bill to Help Scrub Records of Low-Level Offenders Hits Newsom's Desk  Courthouse News Service(CN) – Californians who qualify could see their criminal records expunged starting in 2021 under a bill sent to Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday.

Murphy's conditional veto of expungement bill leads lawmakers to rewrite  NJ SpotlightSenate president says new bill builds on chief executive's proposal and will be put up for a vote in the Senate.

NJ delays measure to let people clear criminal records; Murphy wants automatic process  NorthJersey.comPeople looking to wipe certain criminal records clean in New Jersey will have to wait after Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed a measure Friday, saying he wants to create ...

CareSource Reentry Program Pays up to $500 for Removal of Criminal Records  GlobeNewswireThe health insurer's Reentry Program helps returning citizens successfully transition back to society.

New Yorkers can get marijuana convictions expunged under new law  New York Post Starting Wednesday, thousands of New Yorkers will be eligible to have low-level marijuana convictions wiped clean from their records under a new law.

Got priors? Madison County is helping 100 people clear criminal records.  The Edwardsville IntelligencerWOOD RIVER — Madison County and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid are joining forces next month to host Madison County Ready to Work Expungement Day.

Op-Ed: How California can use technology to wipe the slate clean for millions with criminal records  Los Angeles TimesSeen and unseen, algorithms are being used every day to target ads, optimize decisions, and determine which *content* and articles (including this one) we see.

At Issue: Justice — A need for criminal record clearance  Traverse City Record EagleOur governor is pledging to clear marijuana-related convictions, but the problem with criminal convictions goes beyond marijuana. Criminal records can make us ...

Pathways 2 Pardons Event Tuesday Offers Free Help With Clearing Criminal Records  90.5 WESAPeople with criminal backgrounds can get help clearing their records at an event in Wilkinsburg Tuesday evening. Attendees at Pathways 2 Pardons can.

Mackinac Center Applauds Expungement Reforms  Mackinac Center for Public PolicyRecently introduced legislation would help reduce recidivism and boost the economy.

House plans to move on banking bill  PoliticoWelcome to the POLITICO Pro Cannabis preview newsletter. Free access to the preview newsletter is available through Sept. 30, 2019.

Council Considering Marijuana Possession Expungement Ordinance  WVXUCincinnati could soon have a program to help people clear their criminal records if they were charged with having small amounts of marijuana. The full council ...

Hamilton mayor charged with crime for sharing foe's arrest record  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioHAMILTON (Mercer) — Mayor Kelly Yaede and her campaign manager are facing criminal charges after her primary opponent's criminal record, which had been ...

Sweeney's voice vote on anti-Trump help out South Jersey Democrat — and Republicans  PoliticoGood Monday morning! When Senate President Steve Sweeney opted for a voice vote instead of a machine vote on condemning President Trump's “go back” ...

Cannabis Hiring Platform Vangst Kicks Off Social Equity Program With San Francisco Career Fair  ForbesRecently, several social equity programs have been launched to combat the problems individuals with past drug offenses face when trying to work in the legal ...

Chicago's Top Prosecutor: Clearing Marijuana Records Will Be 'Life-Changing'  The AppealCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is partnering with a technology nonprofit to expunge tens of thousands of minor marijuana convictions. Other jurisdictions ...

Pot expungement will give second chance at life, officials say  WCPOCINCINNATI — Three ounces of marijuana can carry a big weight. Just ask Christine Jones of the Hamilton County Public Defender Office. “There are so many ...

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

NJ Governor Vetoes Cannabis Expungement, Calls for Stronger Bill  LeaflyAnyone with a New Jersey cannabis conviction could be in for good news if state lawmakers decide to enact criminal justice reforms suggested by Gov.

Library manager helps Union more than at library  Union News DailyUNION, N.J. — Erica Bell knows first-hand how important a local public library can be, but as manager of the Vauxhall Branch of the Union Public Library, she ...

New York's first steps toward marijuana decriminalization start this week  WXXI NewsNew York state lawmakers passed sweeping changes to the criminal justice system this year, including how prosecutors have to handle low-level drug offenses.

Getting a conviction expunged and voting rights restored shouldn't depend on your income  Courier JournalFew in Kentucky have used the felony expungement law to regain their voting rights because many people don't have the $250 court fee.

Bay Area political events: Elizabeth Warren aide, new citizen voting  San Francisco ChronicleUpcoming political events in the Bay Area: TUESDAY. Elizabeth Warren aide: Anastasia Golovashkina, social media director of the Democratic presidential ...

As marijuana legalization nears in Illinois, those who left crime behind hope to clear their records  Herald & ReviewCHICAGO — Driving downstate in 2010, Darius Ballinger was arrested with almost a pound of marijuana. He pleaded to a lesser felony, served jail time and was ...

Cincinnati passes ordinance sealing low-level marijuana convictions  WLWT CincinnatiCincinnati City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that will effectively begin the process of clearing records of many people charged with marijuana ...

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 ...

National Expungement Week (NEW) Returns September 21-28, 2019  PRNewswireNEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in ...

Code for America to Automate Expungement of Cannabis Convictions in Cook County, IL  FilterThe automated process, due to kick in after Illinois legalization takes effect in January 2020, should save applicants and the state time and money.

Warm And Dry To Continue  WLWT CincinnatiPleasant late summer weather will continue through the end of the week.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Criminal records can be a ‘life sentence to poverty.’ This state is automatically sealing some.  Washington PostResearch shows that the vast majority of people who could expunge their criminal records never do it. Petitioning for a clean record can be confusing and costly.

Just 44 Canadians Have Had Cannabis Records Expunged Since Legalization  GanjapreneurNearly one full year after cannabis was legalized federally in Canada, only 77 people have applied to have cannabis charges expunged from their background ...

New Effort Aims To Erase A Quarter Of A Million Marijuana Convictions From Records  Marijuana MomentHundreds of thousands of past marijuana convictions could be cleared from people's records in California thanks to new technology developed by the nonprofit ...

Should Expunging Criminal Records Be Cheap and Easy?  WKNO FMDalisia Brye poses for a photo outside her Memphis home. The 32-year-old received financial assistance to help her expunge a criminal charge on her record.

October Criminal Record Expungement Event Set in Springfield  U.S. News & World ReportSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — About 20 attorneys plan to volunteer this fall to help people expunge or seal their criminal records.

Criminal record expungement clinic offered in Gratiot County  The Morning SunGratiot County in one of five stops where local residents will be able to get help with getting misdemeanor and some felony convictions erased from their records.

Illinois is expunging marijuana convictions from nearly 800,000 criminal records  CNNIf you've been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

ACIC rep talks about sealed & expunged files  Camden NewsBrad Cazort, the director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center, spoke at the Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development's meeting Wednesday about ...

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.”

When a Criminal Record Is Erased, or Isn’t  New York TimesA retired California judge and the Brooklyn district attorney discuss aspects of the issue, including applying for professional licenses and marijuana possession.

Pot Decriminalized, But Not Legalized in NY  Yonkers TimesBy Dan Murphy. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that decriminalizes the possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana and expunges the records of ...

New expungement law expands list of offenses that can be scrubbed  vtdigger.orgWindsor County State's Attorney David Cahill, right, helps a White River Junction resident fill out paperwork last year to have a misdemeanor marijuana ...

Illinois Lawmakers Partner With Tech Nonprofit To Expunge Cannabis Convictions  High TimesIllinois officials are partnering with the California-based nonprofit Code for America to use its “Clear My Record" technology.

Breaking News: Pasha Brands Critical of Post-Prohibition Cannabis Enforcement  Financialbuzz.comPasha Brands Ltd. (CSE: CRFT) (OTC: CRFTF) (FSE: ZZD), Canada's largest craft cannabis brands organization, released a statement today asking for the full ...

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 ...

Criminal record expungement offered for Fulton County fathers  CBS46 News AtlantaFULTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- Some would consider it an early Father's Day gift from an unlikely place: the Fulton County Solicitor General's Office. They're ...

Clinics in northern Michigan will help people expunge criminal records  Michigan RadioSome residents of northern Michigan could be eligible to have their criminal records expunged. The Michigan Supreme Court and University of Detroit Mercy's.

Opinion: New plan would help deserving people get back on their feet  The Detroit NewsThese bills will expand the number of people who are eligible to clear their records.

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 ...

Small amounts of pot poised to be decriminalized, criminal records expunged in NY  ABC NewsThe New York state legislature voted overnight to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and expunge the records of low-level pot offenders ...

New online tool can help county residents have arrest records expunged  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAllegheny County officials announced a new online tool Tuesday to allow people with previous involvement in the justice system to help clear or seal their ...

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 ...

Thousands of father's may soon have criminal records expunged  CBS46 News AtlantaATLANTA, Ga.(CBS46) -- Just a few weeks ago the Futon County Solicitor General's Office offered a Father's Day gift like no other -- the opportunity to have ...

What’s New in Civic Tech: National Day of Civic Hacking  Government TechnologyThe biggest day of the year for civic technologists, the National Day of Civic Hacking, is Saturday, Sept. 21, and, as such, affiliated groups across the country are ...

Bill to expand criminal record expungement introduced  The Star BeaconCOLUMBUS — Two state senators introduced a bi-partisan bill this week that would offer the eventual expungement of criminal records for certain felony ...

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.

NYPD, Prosecutors Illegally Using Expunged Criminal Records To Perform Investigations, Ask For Longer Sentences  TechdirtYou'd think an entity with the name "New York Police Department" would at least have some passing respect for the law. But the more time you spend examining ...

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 ...

Fulton County Fathers Offered Criminal Record Expungement  Sandy Springs, GA PatchFulton County Fathers Criminal Record Expungement - Sandy Springs, GA - Just in time for Father's Day, the Fulton County Solicitor is offering a free, virtual ...

Illinois poised to legalize marijuana sales, expunge criminal records for pot crimes  USA TODAYIllinois cannabis legalization would expunge criminal records and help minorities get business licenses to sell marijuana starting next year.