Criminal expungements may be key to boosting minority participation in Michigan's fledgling marijuana industry  The Oakland PressThere's a lot of hope riding on a proposed marijuana micro-business license for people like Sammie Rogers.

News Proposed bill would expunge records of those charged with marijuana offenses 10:12 AM, Jul  WXYZ DetroitIt's been more than six months since recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan, and a new bill introduced in the Michigan legislature looks to expunge ...

Ayoola Ajayi, suspect in MacKenzie Lueck's murder, expunged his Utah theft case, clearing his record  Salt Lake TribuneThe 2012 report from Utah State University says police there wanted Ayoola Ajayi charged with a class B misdemeanor for stealing an iPad. What happened ...

Free expungement clinic to be held in Lamar County  WDAMThe clinic will be held Friday at the Breland Community Center at 79 Jackson Road in Hattiesburg from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Michigan Bill Would Expunge 235,000 Marijuana Charges  Washington Free BeaconMichigan representative Jeff Irwin introduced a bill that would automatically expunge about 235000 misdemeanor records for marijuana use and possession.

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 ...

Marion County Prosecutor's Office Offers Free Expungement Assistance  WFYIhe Marion County Prosecutor's office will offer free assistance this month to those seeking an expungement of their criminal history, or restoration of a suspended ...

Michigan identifies 19 communities for marijuana expungement program  WDIV ClickOnDetroitMichigan has announced details of a program to help disadvantaged communities with expungement of marijuana-related criminal offenses.

More Delawareans can now skip the pardon on the road to expungement  Technical.ly BrooklynPeople's pasts can be their biggest barrier to getting out of poverty or moving into more stable careers. This new law could help. More Delawareans can now ...

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 ...

800000 Eligible to Clear Their Record in Illinois Legal Pot  WTTW NewsLawmakers who drafted the measure making Illinois the 11th state to legalize marijuana emphasized repairing what they say is the damage done by a ...

Felony expungement application fee drops with new Kentucky law  WPSD Local 6PADUCAH — Everyone deserves a second chance, even people who commit certain crimes. Several new laws passed by the Kentucky General Assembly went ...

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 ...

Salt Lake County offers expungement services to legally clear criminal records  KUTV 2NewsThe Salt Lake County Mayor's Office is partnering with the Department of Public Safety and 60 volunteer attorneys from the Utah State Bar to host a second ...

Illinois set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions | TheHill  The HillIllinois is reportedly set to expunge nearly 800,000 marijuana convictions from criminal records. The move will come in response to a landmark measure Illinois ...

Dozens hope to start new chapter with Expungement Day  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake CitySALT LAKE CITY — Dozens of people met with volunteers at the Utah Law and Justice Center on Wednesday to see if they are eligible to get their criminal ...

Your Illinois News Radar » How the expungement/pardon process will work  The Capitol Fax BlogHe emphasized that the law provides for automatic expungement of arrests for marijuana possession under 30 grams, and that he will pardon those with ...

Want your record expunged? Salt Lake County has hired an 'expungement navigator' to help  Deseret NewsSalt Lake County's Expungement Day this week is already full, but the county has hired an "expungement navigator" to help hundreds more legally clear their ...

Michigan State Rep. Robinson looks to expunge all marijuana-related convictions  WDIV ClickOnDetroitShould people convicted of marijuana crimes continue to be punished for doing something that is no longer illegal? One representative from Michigan thinks ...

Classes to speed up expungement nearly ready  Huntington Herald DispatchCHARLESTON — It's been more than a month since Senate Bill 152, dealing with the expungement of criminal convictions, became law in West Virginia.

Atlantic City program allows youth to creatively expunge records  NJTV NewsProsecutors, police, youth offenders and casino owners have all teamed up for a new youth diversionary arts program in Atlantic City that gives teens the ...

Illinois Legalizes Marijuana, Paving Way for Expungement of Nearly 800000 Cases  Democracy Now!Back in the U.S., Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, after Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday allowing for ...

Changes to felony expungement regulations allow for more Kentuckians to apply for expungement  The Sentinel-EchoAmong the new laws that took effect last week is one addressing the expungement of felony offenses.

800,000 eligible to clear their record in Illinois pot legalization  FOX 59 IndianapolisSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — For decades, getting caught with a small amount of marijuana could put Illinois residents in jail for up to six months and perhaps worse.

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.

Plan For Automatic Expungement of Cannabis Records Proposed in Michigan  High TimesSenator Jeff Irwin introduced legislation that would take a step in the right direction when it comes to marijuana justice.

Classes to lower expungement wait times nearly ready for release  Charleston Gazette-MailIt's been a month since Senate Bill 152, dealing with the expungement of criminal convictions, became law in West Virginia. Yet a key component of the ...

W.Va.'s expungement law gets a big makeover  WV NewsCLARKSBURG — As of June 7, state legislators made changes to the expungement law in West Virginia Code 61-11-26 that allow for certain nonviolent ...

After marijuana legalization in Illinois, hundreds of thousands eligible to expunge previous marijuana criminal charges  WLS-TVAs part of House Bill 1438 to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois, hundreds of thousands of marijuana related arrests and convictions are now eligible for ...

Oregon: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law  NORML BlogDemocratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 420, to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. The measure establishes ...

Iowa Legal Aid, Linn County to host clinic for expungement and employment barriers  The GazetteCEDAR RAPIDS — A clinic aimed at helping Linn County residents who have been in the criminal justice system overcome barriers they may face is planned for ...

Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project  GenerocityPlus, power moves at the City of Philadelphia and Resolve Philly; board appointments at the Mann Center, Friends *Service* Committee, Girl Scouts, PA ...

Project PA: Just uncovered documents give 'Kids for Cash' victim hope in getting kids back  WHP HarrisburgThere are late-breaking developments in our Project PA story we first brought you last week. Joshua Fromel is one of the thousands of victims in the “Kids for ...

'Insanity' judgments excluded 'convictions' under expungement statute, COA rules  Indiana LawyerAn appellate panel has determined that individuals adjudicated as not responsible by reason of insanity may not have that finding expunged from their records ...

Here's what's in the NY marijuana decriminalization bill  amNewYorkThe New York Legislature passed a bill late Thursday that will expunge many past marijuana possession convictions and reduce the penalty for possession of ...

Expungement and Employment Barriers Resource Clinic to be offered in Linn County  KCRGCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) Officials in Linn County are teaming up with the nonprofit group Iowa Legal Aid to help clear people's criminal records.

Appeal Expunged: State Lacks Statutory Right To Appellate Review Of Expungement Order  JD SupraDoes the statutory right to appellate review of a superior court's final judgment under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-27(b)(1) apply to a criminal appeal by the State?

Some Western New Yorkers being left out of pot expungement  WKBW-TVNot everyone in the area will be able to have their records expunged.

Attorneys to offer free legal advice at expungement clinic in York City  York DispatchYork County residents who have a criminal record and would like to explore their legal options are invited to register for a free expungement clinic and job fair ...

WyCo DA helps provide second chance through expungement  KSHBWyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree is offering people convicted of a felony in Wyandotte County a second chance by wiping their criminal history ...

Expungement event in East Baton Rouge Parish rescheduled for later July date  WAFBThe monthly expungement event hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office is being rescheduled to a later date in July.

Woman says process to expunge record complicated after SQ 780 became retroactive  KOCO Oklahoma CityLacy Mize said taking drugs almost ruined her life. "I had kids, got married, the white picket fence life," Mize said. "I decided that, at the age of 31, I would do ...

New State Law Adds More Crimes That Can Be Expunged From Criminal Record  WCBICOLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)-Current Mississippi law allows people convicted of six specific felonies to have those convictions expunged, or removed, from their ...

Should Expunging Criminal Records Be Cheap and Easy?  WKNO FMA couple of years ago, Dalisia Brye got into a fight. “I'm not perfect,” she says, adding that “a bad decision in the heat of the moment" might have been.

How low-level marijuana expungements will work  WKBW-TVThe state passed legislation that decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana possession, and expunges past low-level offenses. We're looking into how the latter ...

'Spree Thoughts': Expungement explained  KSAT 12This week's segment focuses on anchor Steve Spriester's curiosity about the expungement process after his sit-down interview with former councilman and ...

New rules now allow expungement of some criminal offenses  Clinton HeraldUntil recently, it was impossible to have an Iowa criminal conviction expunged from a criminal history record – but as of July 1, the criminal court record of some ...

New legislation will make expungement even more accessible to Kentuckians  WHAS11.comLOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new bill taking effect Thursday will allow more than 125,000 Kentuckians the opportunity to clear their criminal records, paving the way for ...

SB Legal Aid Offers Free Expungement – Precinct Reporter Group News  Precinct Reporter GroupBy Dianne Anderson. It should come as no surprise that the last place most formerly incarcerated want to be is at another courthouse standing before another ...

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 ...

CannaBeat: Cohen Pushes Record Expungement in Cannabis Hearing  Memphis FlyerA federal House panel considered national cannabis policy in a hearing Tuesday, one that was indicative of a growing support of legalization in Congress, ...

New Kentucky Laws Begin While Some Are Challenged  Louisville Eccentric ObserverHere's a status report on some of the most talked about bills of the 2019 legislative session.

10 new Kentucky laws explained: Student loans, Pregnant Workers Act and Kinship Care  Courier JournalNew laws expand opportunities to get a low-level felony expunged, require work accommodations for pregnant women, and more.

Lima city councilman hopes to amend Ohio expungement law  Your News NowLima City Councilman Derry Glenn is seeking changes to an Ohio Senate bill surrounding expungement. Glenn announced today a petition is underway to ...

Ex-UBS broker wins expungement after defamation settlement  Citywire USAA former UBS broker has won a two-year battle to expunge his termination notice from his public record after claiming the wirehouse defamed him and hurt his ...

Don't Assume Your Cannabis Conviction Has Been Expunged  City Watch420 FILE--The California Department of Justice met its deadline on Monday for sending data on cannabis convictions to the district attorneys of every county in ...

Rice and His Allies Renew Their Call for Expungement and Decriminalization  InsiderNJBlack and Latino legislators, civil rights organizers and faith leaders this week will demonstrate their solidarity in a unified call to action behind state veteran ...

New York marijuana: What to know about decriminalization, criminal records, pot possession  The Journal News | LoHud.comNew York marijuana decriminalization is poised to become law, reducing penalties, fines for low-level pot possession and expunging criminal records.

Baltimore state’s attorney: Marijuana legalization must include marijuana justice  Baltimore SunLawmakers must ensure that any legislative proposal to legalize marijuana nationally repairs the damage done by its prohibition and creates opportunities for ...

Illinois to Expunge Criminal Records for Marijuana Related Offenses  Science TimesIllinois is now the 11th state to legalize the selling and use of recreational marijuana for adults, a chief success for cannabis supporters who integrated "social ...

NYPD Has Databases of Expunged Stop-And-Frisk Arrests, Bronx Defenders Say  The Marshall ProjectIn New York City, officers are illegally using information from arrests that have been sealed, according to a lawsuit. The practice is legal in more than two dozen ...

Hawaii Passes Bill on Marijuana Possession  The National Law ReviewOn July 9, 2019, Hawaii became the 26th state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. HB 1383, decriminalizes the possession of up to ...

Wyandotte County DA offering weekly chances to wipe criminal record clean  WDAF FOX4 Kansas CityKANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Wyandotte County District Attorney's office is now offering free access to legal help for convicted criminals to clear their records.

New program allows for records to be expunged  Pontiac Daily LeaderLivingston County has a new way for criminals to get their records wiped clean. Prairie State Legal Services of Bloomington has partnered with Livingston ...

Arkansas group to file ballot petitions for recreational marijuana  KATVA local group pushing for recreational marijuana plans to file two ballot petitions with the Arkansas Secretary of State on Wednesday. One amendment proposes ...

Clean Slate Clinic offers opportunity to expunge minor crimes from criminal records  Montgomery County SentinelSILVER SPRING – On June 17, clients gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Center to seek out legal aid in the hope that their criminal records might finally be ...

Cannabis Expungement  BenzingaA County In California's Central Valley Is Hosting A Clinic To Help People Expunge Drug-Related Criminal Records. Monday, June 24, 2019 - 1:57pm | 421.

Missouri lawmakers approve expansion to expungement law  KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.comMISSOURI — The Missouri General Assembly passes a criminal justice bill involving which offenses can and can't be expunged. Senate Bill One expands the ...

Marijuana Businesses Tell Congress That Legal Pot Needs More Diversity | Westword  WestwordA group of over 100 legal marijuana businesses and organizations sent a letter to Congressional leaders calling for federal legalization of the plant, but the ...

Hege bill passes House committee  Lexington DispatchA state House Bill that would ban convicted felons with expunged records, such as former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege, from being able to run for the ...

Free clinic aims to help Fresno residents clear their records of cannabis-related crimes  KMPH Fox 26A free expungment clinic being held on Saturday is helping Fresno residents clear their records of crimes related to cannabis. The Fresno County Public ...

Feds Debate Cannabis Laws While Arkansas Could Go Full Legal  Memphis FlyerTalks on looser laws and legalization are happening nationwide.

A County In California's Central Valley Is Hosting A Clinic To Help People Expunge Drug-Related Criminal Records  BenzingaThe National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA), the Fresno County Public Defender's Office and Element 7 will host a free expungement clinic ...

From Concealed Carry To Pregnant Workers’ Rights, New Kentucky Laws Go Into Effect Thursday  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleNearly 200 bills passed out of the Kentucky legislature this year and most of them will go into effect on Thursday. The new laws include a “constitutional carry” ...

Rep. Barbara Lee Is 'Cautiously Optimistic' Republicans Will Stand Down on Cannabis  CheddarBy Chloe Aiello. Multiple cannabis bills are making their way through the U.S. House and Senate as the call to legalize and regulate cannabis on the federal ...

Bill that would seal some criminal records goes to Delaware governor's desk  The News JournalPeople with criminal records may find relief if this bill, which would seal some criminal records, passes.

State sees surge in requests to seal criminal records  Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — A new law making it easier for people to seal their criminal records has prompted a surge of requests, overwhelming state officials.

Efforts to Expunge Cannabis Criminal Charges Underway Across the Country  mg Cannabis RetailerMomentum to expunge the records of those convicted with cannabis possession appears to be building across the country. Efforts are now underway in Illinois ...

Hawaii Decriminalizes Cannabis  ForbesHonolulu, Hawaii-- The state of Hawaii decriminalized cannabis yesterday. Bill HB1383, decriminalizes possession of a personal amount of cannabis and ...

Michigan Senator Aims to Expunge All Cannabis Possession Convictions  GrizzleMichigan Senator Jeff Irwin has introduced a bill that seeks to automatically expunge the criminal records held by more than 235,000 people for possession of ...

RE-ENTRY: Goal of Knox Area Urban League Job Fair  tntribune.comBy Vivian Shipe. KNOXVILLE, TN — It is hard to return to normal life after any set back. Imagine the struggle to return to society after you have served time in ...

Texas Court Rejects Once-Suspended Doctor's Lawsuit Over Reporting of the Suspension  ReasonDr. Calvin Day had claimed that describing his suspension as based on "unprofessional conduct" was libelous. (He had also earlier sought to get dismissed ...

Penn State accused of changing the definition of 'consent' in student's sexual misconduct case  PennLiveWILLIAMSPORT – Penn State has been accused of changing the definition of “consent” so it can find for a second time that a student engaged in sexual ...

Renting and the law: Evicted for drinking, tenant wants eviction removed from record  Minneapolis Star TribuneQ: My landlord legally evicted me two years ago for drinking on the premises. There is no written lease, but there is a verbal agreement. My landlord decided I ...

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.

Group helps felons restore their voting rights  WMCMEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - With less than three months until the Memphis municipal elections, one group of people is hitting the streets to make sure as many ...

770,000 Reasons Legal Weed States Should Be Like Illinois  Chicago, IL PatchIllinois Leads Way For Legal Weed States - Chicago, IL - Sager On Weed: Illinois lawmakers highlighted 'urgent need' for national conversation about ...

Scotland a foodie haven? ’Tis true. And so is this: Haggis is kind of great  Los Angeles TimesThe best Scottish dining experience is all about the high-low: elegant restaurants, pub food and a willingness to embrace the new.

Parties come to agreement in Mingo concealed carry license case  West Virginia RecordWILLIAMSON — A Mingo Circuit judge ordered a case to stay open until a petition for expungement is filed, after both parties have come to an agreement.

New York: Lawmakers Advance Measure Reducing Marijuana Possession...  NORML BlogState lawmakers late last week advanced legislation to the Governor's desk amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the ...

Man fined, conviction expunged in gambling case  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)A 39-year-old former Honokaa man pleaded no contest Monday to a gambling charge related to a sweep of seven establishments across the Big Island by local ...

Evicted tenants could have their records sealed or expunged via DC bill  Curbed DCEvictions can hinder tenants from finding stable housing for years.

Safety information about Iowa day cares isn't always available, even if a child dies. What parents need to know.  Des Moines RegisterIowa parents who try to research the safety records of day care providers and facilities often don't have access to basic information — including whether a child ...

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements  Ladybud MagazinePeople involved with cannabis have long stated that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it. Millions of Americans have learned ...

CM’s remarks expunged  The HinduCertain remarks made by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in the Assembly on Friday about the judiciary were expunged by the Speaker after the former ...

New law seeks to provide relief for offenders - The Stanly News & Press  Stanly News & PressLate last month, Pennsylvania passed a law allowing for more than 40 million criminal charges to be eligible for automatic sealing. Under the statute, dubbed the ...

FayettevilleFlyer.com : Petition drive seeks to legalize recreational marijuana, expunge arrest records  MagnoliareporterAn Arkansas group this week announced plans to file two ballot petitions that would legalize recreational marijuana and allow low-level cannabis offenders to ...

L.A. police ticketed drivers on streets with expired speed limits, lawsuit says  Los Angeles TimesPolice officers in Los Angeles wrongly ticketed motorists on streets with expired speed limits, violating a law that bans the use of speed traps in California cities, ...

Expunging and Sealing: Who Sees What?  LexologyCriminal backgrounds create a difficult barrier for people trying to find employment. Expunging and sealing criminal records lifts this barrier and…

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19  NORML BlogWelcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!