Assembly panel to take input on criminal record expungement  WMTVA legislative committee is set to take public comments on a bill that would allow more convicts to have their records erased.

Criminal Record Expungement Act heads to Senate with bipartisan support  KRQE News 13A bill that allows people to get an arrest or conviction taken off their record is making its way through the legislature. The Criminal Record Expungement Act is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Says Expungement of Records for Pot Related Crimes Good for Community  TAPinto.netTRENTON, NJ – While New Jersey legislators continue to push forward on legislation that will legalize the adult-use of marijuana, Assemblyman Benjie ...

Another step closer to legal weed  PoliticoGood Tuesday morning! The state Senate transportation committee yesterday approved a bill that would designate part of Route 55 the Mike Trout Interchange, ...

Richmond 34 members’ records expunged 59 years after Thalhimers sit-in  WTVR CBS 6 NewsRICHMOND, VA. -- Several members of the Richmond 34 spent part of the 59th anniversary of their Civil Rights action removing the last legal remnant of that ...

Cumberland clinic to help people expunge criminal records  The Fayetteville ObserverCumberland County's third annual expungement clinic to help people clear minor criminal histories from their record begins in March.A criminal record limits a ...

9 Things To Know About New Jersey's Recreational Marijuana Bill  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaNew Jersey is on the verge of becoming the 11th state to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis.

Expungement bill would offer more second chances | News  Richmond RegisterThose convicted of low-level felonies could have the opportunity to have their criminal record expunged after lawmakers passed Senate Bill 57 this week.

Legal advice available to citizens on expunging a criminal record  Valley NewsWHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A criminal record expungement clinic will be held today at the Department of Labor in White River Junction.The event, co-hosted by ...

Bill making expungements more accessible for Kentuckians awaiting governor's signature  WHAS11.comExpungement is not new, but critics have taken issue with its accessibility. A new bill is taking aim at giving more than 100000 Kentuckians the chance to move ...

Criminal records have become a lifelong stigma  Policy OptionsAn estimated one in seven Canadians has a criminal record, and while the government's new bill to expedite suspensions of criminal records for simple ...

Bill would shield some criminal records from view  Albuquerque JournalEditor's note: this story has been updated to reflect that the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association supports the bill.

Opinion | A conservative case for criminal record 'Clean Slate' in Michigan  Bridge MichiganAn estimated half million Michigan adults have criminal records that hobble their ability to get jobs. Could wiping their slate clean help the state economy, and ...

'Richmond 34' have 1960 civil rights arrest record expunged  The Philadelphia TribuneRICHMOND, Va. - The students from Virginia Union University walked enthusiastically with pride, determination, respect and self confidence. Block by block ...

House approves expungement bill with bipartisan support  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – People with an arrest or conviction in their history could have it removed from the public record – if a court approves – under legislation that passed ...

Bill would prohibit companies from asking job applicants about expunged criminal record  KUTV 2News(KUTV) — A new bill that would prohibit public employers from asking about a job applicant's expunged criminal record passed in the Utah House of ...

San Francisco will remove more than 9,300 marijuana-related crimes from people’s records  Los Angeles TimesA year-long effort to expunge marijuana-related convictions in San Francisco has been completed, with more than 9300 crimes slated to be removed from ...

Would-be law student gets record expunged with help of legal services group  ABA JournalA Kentucky woman who plans to attend law school hopes to someday help others expunge their criminal records because of her own experience.

Notes and Details about Marijuana Legalization Bills from Front Office Meeting with NJ Mayors  InsiderNJNew Jersey Urban Mayors Association Meeting with Governor's Office on Marijuana Legislation. Tuesday, March 19th, 2019. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Attendance.

Ky. Legislature Passes Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting period.

Revisions to allow faster attempts to expunge | State & Region  Beckley Register-Heraldcharleston — West Virginia lawmakers have passed two bills they hope will help people who've committed crimes, often those with substance use disorders, find ...

California Looks at Scrubbing Criminal Records of Low-Level Offenders  SCVNEWS.comBy Maria Dinzeo. SAN FRANCISCO – Fourteen years ago, Jay Jordan was convicted of vehicle theft. He'll never be able to coach his son's little league team, ...

@NotesFromHel Pop-Up Newsroom pops into a record expungement clinic | Helen Ubiñas  Philly.comA clean record keeps many in Philadelphia from employment.

Guest opinion: Help former criminals expunge records and move on with Clean Slate Initiative  Utah PolicyEvery day, thousands of Utahns are burdened by nonviolent criminal records that torpedo good job prospects, deny them homes, and even prevent them from ...

Free clinics offer the opportunity to clear criminal records  American River CurrentAmerican River College is offering students a chance to get their criminal record expunged during free, on-campus expungement clinics throughout this ...

Urban League seeks volunteers for free expungement clinic, as bills to lower filing fee stall  Insider LouisvilleThe Louisville Urban League is seeking legal volunteers to help with expungement paperwork for 400 individuals between now and their March 2 free clinic.

Sunshine Week highlights transparency laws in Massachusetts  Taunton Daily GazetteIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

More Than 9,300 Marijuana-Related Convictions Will Be Expunged in San Francisco  GoverningThe announcement culminated a year-long review of marijuana convictions in San Francisco, which critics say disproportionately punished minority ...

Memphis advocates back Lee's plan to drop expungement fee  The Daily MemphianGov. Bill Lee introduced a wide-ranging criminal justice plan Thursday, including elimination of a $180 expungement fee people must pay to clear their record ...

Bill To Expand Criminal Expungement Advances In Ky. Legislature  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleMore Kentuckians with low-level felony convictions would be able to clear their criminal records after a waiting period under a bill that passed out of a state ...

Editorial: The lingering damage of an old criminal record  Valley NewsBefore he became a country music superstar, singer and songwriter Chris Stapleton was in a bluegrass band called The SteelDrivers. Several songs on their ...

To Address Homelessness, Start With Jobs  CitiesSpeakThis is a guest blog by Melissa Young, director of Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity. Housing and income are ...

Criminal Suspects Deserve Genetic Privacy, Too  SlateThis article is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Wednesday, Future Tense will host an event in ...

Utah lawmaker proposes 'clean slate' law to automatically wipe away nonviolent criminal records  Deseret NewsUtah could become the second state to offer "clean slate" legislation, which would automatically expunge a person's criminal record after a certain amount of ...

Missouri Lawmakers Want To Let Medical Marijuana Patients Expunge Their Records  St. Louis Public RadioMissouri legislators gave first-round approval Wednesday to a bill that would allow medical marijuana patients to expunge pot-related offenses from their.

District attorneys must expunge old marijuana convictions  Sacramento BeeCalifornia legalized marijuana and passed a law to expunge old convictions. Yet district attorneys across the state are refusing to comply with Assembly Bill ...

Case closed on Richmond 34 The students from Virginia Union University walked enthusiastically with pride, determination  Richmond Free PressThe students from Virginia Union University walked enthusiastically with pride, determination, respect and self confidence. Block by block down Lombardy Street ...

Life After Prison in Pennsylvania | Opinion  PennLive.comPeople who serve time for crimes find they face repeated obstacles even after they are released from prison.

Canada's Parliament to Consider Bill Suspending Marijuana Crime Records  Weedmaps NewsCanada could suspend criminal records for marijuana possession under a bill introduced in Parliament, fulfilling a promise to ease offenses made when ...

Missing Clark woman found 32 years later | Local News  The MessengerBy Fred Petke. The Winchester Sun. Thirty-two years ago, Sarah Estes seemingly disappeared. She and her husband, Mitchell, left Clark County, including her ...

Community Briefs: Delco's 'Kick Butts Day' Wednesday targets tobacco dangers  The Delaware County Daily TimesUPPER PROVIDENCE— The Delaware County Tobacco-Free Coalition will participate in “Kick Butts Day” on Wednesday, a day designated to raise awareness ...

New Mexico Legislature 2019 recap: What passed and what didn't?  Las Cruces Sun-NewsSANTA FE - The New Mexico Legislature adjourned noon on Saturday by law, closing this year's 60 day legislative session and leaving unfinished projects until ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

San Francisco DA Expunges More Than 9000 Pot Cases  TheFix.comThe move makes San Francisco the first county in California to fully comply with the requirements of the state's recreational marijuana legalization bill.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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.

Activists Plan Initiative To Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs In Oakland  Marijuana MomentAnother major U.S. city could see an initiative to decriminalize psychedelics on the ballot, as activists prepare to launch a campaign to broadly overhaul drug ...

Marijuana legalization fight intensifies in Albany  Buffalo NewsALBANY – Advocates for legalizing marijuana in New York are learning this Albany truism: The longer an issue hangs around unresolved the more time is ...

Proposed bill provides offenders second chance to clear criminal records  The Daily CardinalLegislators proposed a new bill to support non-violent offenders' ability to re-enter the workforce after fulfilling their sentences by extending criminal record ...

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.

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 ...

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

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.

Brunswick DAs office will help expunge criminal records  StarNewsOnline.comBOLIVIA -- Brunswick County residents with certain past convictions will get the chance to have those records taken off the books. On Wednesday the Brunswick ...

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 ...

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 ...

Automatic Sealing? Expungement? As They Legalize Marijuana, New York Lawmakers Negotiate Clearing Criminal Records  Gotham GazetteMayor de Blasio discusses marijuana policy (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office). New York seems poised to enact the country's first automatic ...

Attorneys host clinic to help expunge criminal records, open up better employment opportunities  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Local attorneys are partnering with the Urban League of Greater Madison to help people with past convictions or arrests erase them from their records in an ...

Next step in criminal justice reform could target jobs for ex-convicts, marijuana law  Washington PostThe bipartisan team that rallied House support for last year's federal sentencing changes is drafting new legislation to clean up the existing criminal records of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesINDIANAPOLIS — The convicted men and women who visit Room B2 of Indianapolis's courthouse cannot find jobs, or want better ones. Or they wish they could ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Weed in New Jersey: New Bills Focus on Legalization, Social Justice  Rolling StoneStates have been ending cannabis prohibition since 2012, but it's only recently that states are tackling social justice in the same policy. More states and ...

Expungement clinic coming to Winooski Friday  Vermont BizVermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan and members of the Attorney General's Office will co-host an expungement clinic with Vermont Legal ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 Lawmakers Resurrect Expungement Bill | Wisconsin News  U.S. News & World ReportMADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of lawmakers is trying again to pass legislation that would allow convicts to ask judges to expunge their records.

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 ...

21 Savage's Visa Application May Have Triggered Arrest  TMZ9:15 AM PT -- 21 Savage's manager says the rapper's "in lockdown for 23hrs of the day no tv or any communication besides our 10 min phone calls." He says ...

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?

City's lawyers will help job seekers expunge criminal records at upcoming WorkBaltimore convention  Baltimore FishbowlIt is no exaggeration, as we all know, to say that the existence of criminal justice records about an individual poses one of the most formidable barriers to ...

‘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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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" ...

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.

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.

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

His time in prison behind him, Leavenworth mayor inspires county’s ‘Expungement Day’  Kansas City StarLeavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson launched 'Expungement Day' to help clear qualifying people's criminal records. The guest of honor was new ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Reforming Criminal Justice by Cleaning Criminal Records  Shepherd ExpressThe Wisconsin State Legislature may finally inject some common sense and compassion into our criminal justice system through good ol' record-scrubbing ...