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 ...

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.

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 ...

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,...

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.

Expanding expungement opportunities benefits the whole community  St. Louis AmericanSecond chances are lifelines. We may think of second chances as quick, little do-overs; however, for some they're much more than that. For some, they can have ...

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 ...

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 ...

Expungement Week Offers Record-Clearing and Work Opportunities in Cannabis  WestwordAs part of National Expungement Week, the NEW team will work alongside cannabis employment recruiter Vangst and voter registration group Headcount to ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Expungement As a Social Equity Enterprise in Reparative Justice  DOPE MagazineAn effort to achieve that goal gets underway September 21 through the following Saturday with the second annual National Expungement Week...

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 ...

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 ...

Holyoke's Nueva Esperanza hosting clinic on erasing pot convictions  GazetteNETCorrection: The clinic will take place on Sunday.HOLYOKE — Locals will have a chance this Sunday to take the first step toward expunging eligible criminal ...

Bipartisan expungement reform plan package introduced by state lawmakers  The Michigan DailySeveral state lawmakers introduced a new expungement reform plan package on Sept. 9. The package includes six separate bills aimed at changing various ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thousands of weed convictions will be automatically expunged in Cook County: ‘We are righting the wrongs of th  Chicago TribuneTens of thousands of cannabis convictions will be automatically expunged under a partnership between a tech nonprofit and Cook County prosecutors. State's ...

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.

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

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 ...

Lawmakers rewrite expungement bill after conditional veto from gov  NJTV NewsLawmakers offered a up compromise on the bill after Murphy said their initial proposal didn't go far enough.

Editorial: Putting lives back on track through expungement  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3There are so many areas of the criminal justice system that demand fixing. Sometimes the best approach is simply to approach them one at a time and do what ...

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.

Michigan House to receive new bill to improve expungement laws  WILX-TVA bipartisan plan proposing to improve Michigan's current expungement laws is expected to be formally introduced in the Michigan House this week.

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 ...

Macon DA Hosting Free Expungement Clinic | Daily Report  Law.comResearch shows that when qualifying minor offenses are removed from a person's record they are more able to participate in society and crime goes down” ...

Judge dismisses charges that N.J. mayor revealed opponent's expunged record. Mayor plans to sue.  NJ.comThe mayor of Hamilton had charges dismissed Friday accusing her of publicly revealing a Republican primary election challenger's expunged arrest record and ...

Expungement event in Plaquemine scheduled for Sept. 14  WAFBRAX Worldwide is hosting an expungement event in Plaquemine on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Gov. Phil Murphy proposes changes to marijuana expungement bill  Burlington County TimesAmong the recommendations Murphy proposed in his veto was changing the the bill's “clean slate” expungement process for individuals with multiple ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Why NJ Expungement Legislation Wasn't Signed | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comWhen Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation intended to make major reforms to New Jersey's expungement law and allow individuals convicted of ...

Cook County, Code for America aim to speed up marijuana expungement as legalization nears  Chicago ReporterThree months ahead of the legalization of marijuana in Illinois, the Cook County State's Attorney Office announced a partnership aimed at streamlining the ...

Rowe helps expunge convictions  Kankakee Daily JournalKankakee County's state's attorney says the county is ahead of the curve when it comes to expunging low-level convictions such as marijuana possession.

State representatives unveil bipartisan plan to improve Michigan’s expungement laws  The Hillsdale Daily NewsLANSING — A bipartisan plan announced today would expand Michigan's expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old, low-level ...

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 ...

Expungement violation case against N.J. mayor, campaign staffer transferred out of town  NJ.comHamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede and her campaign manager are accused of revealing an opponents' expunged arrest.

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 ...

Madison County to host Expungement Day with Land of Lincoln Legal Aid  AdVantageNEWS.comMadison County and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid are joining forces next month to host a free event, Madison County Ready to Work Expungement Day.

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.

Bankole: Expungement bills a redemptive move for Detroit  The Detroit News"Far too many people struggle to provide for their families and to be productive members of our communities because of mistakes they made as teenagers."

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Low-Level Marijuana-Based Convictions Set to Be Expunged  Spectrum NewsBeginning this week, individuals with low-level marijuana convictions will have a chance to start with a clean slate thanks to a provision signed into New York ...

Kahle helps unveil plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws  Monroe Evening NewsThousands of Michigan residents with old, low-level criminal convictions could start *fresh* if new legislation is passed. State Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Adrian, one of ...

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 ...

Ladenburg Executive Erinn Ford Cleans Part of Her Record  AdvisorHubChief executive of Ladenburg-owned KMS Financial Services has had mixed success in expunging more than a dozen customer complaints that splotch her ...

Murphy Vetoes Pot Expungement Bill  WCBS 880NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- If you live in New Jersey and have a marijuana conviction, your chance of quickly getting a clean record went up in smoke.

Quincy dispensary seeks to help people with marijuana convictions  The Patriot LedgerQUINCY — A Quincy-based medical marijuana dispensary is seeking to help people clear their records of marijuana convictions from the days when the drug ...

Cunningham criticizes Murphy after he conditionally vetoes marijuana expungement bill  Hudson County ViewCunningham criticized Gov. Murphy after he vetoed a bill that she co-sponsored that would have overhauled the state's marijuana expungement system.

Thousands Of New Yorkers Are About To Have Their Pot Convictions Expunged  HuffPostNew York will begin expunging thousands of low-level marijuana convictions on Wednesday after a new law went into effect that reduced penalties for pot ...

Convicted of Marijuana Possession in Cincinnati? A New Ordinance Could Help You Get it Expunged  Cincinnati CityBeatCincinnati City HallNick SwartsellIf you've had a low-level marijuana possession charge brought by the City of Cincinnati, you may be getting a phone call from ...

Free legal clinic on expungement and foreclosure happening Thursday, Friday  WLOXIf you are facing or going through a foreclosure, or if you want help getting previous criminal charges removed from your record, a free legal clinic is being ...

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 ...

Expungement Clinic to help people clear their marijuana-related records in West Loop  FOX 32 ChicagoBonita Money and Gabriel Wiesen join Good Day Chicago to talk about the Expungement Clinic coming to Chciago's West Loop as part of National ...

Mayor Kelly Yaede attacks expungement case in first interview since being charged, calls herself 'role model'  The TrentonianHAMILTON — Mayor Kelly Yaede went on the offensive in her first radio interview since being charged by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri, insisting her ...

Rock Island County officials explain how marijuana convictions will be expunged come January 1st  WQAD MolineROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Rock Island County officials are preparing for January 1, 2020 when marijuana will be legal in Illinois. On Tuesday, Cook County ...

Free expungement, driver's license clinic on Saturday  Oak Ridge TodayThe Anderson County Bar Association and NAACP are hosting a free Expungement and Driver's License Assistance Clinic in Clinton on Saturday.

Governor Murphy Strengthens Expungement Reforms and Provides for Pathway to Automatic Expungement  InsiderNJGovernor's Conditional Veto Also Requires Sealing of Marijuana Offenses and Allows for “Clean Slate” Expungements for Those Who Have Clean Records for ...

Mayor charged with publicizing expunged arrest hires noted defense lawyer, who rips prosecutor's case  NJ.comDefense attorney Robin Lord said Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede is an honest public servant, 'who never violated the law, any law.'

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 ...

Judge turns back expungement try | News, Sports, Jobs  Warren Tribune ChronicleWARREN — An effort by convicted felon LaShawn Ziegler to have his court records sealed was denied by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt ...

Nasheed to host expungement clinic for 'second chances' for nonviolent offenders  The Missouri TimesSen. Jamilah Nasheed is partnering with a nonprofit in St. Louis to host a clinic in an effort to help nonviolent offenders get back on their feet.

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.

Voters should 'close the book' on N.J. mayor charged with expungement violation, challenger says  NJ.comThe Democrat challenging Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede says she should take a leave absence while the municipal court case against her progresses, and ...

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 ...

Bipartisan Bills In State House Seek To Ease Expungement Of Records  News/Talk 94.9 WSJMMembers of the state House from both parties are trying to make it easier for people with old and minor criminal offenses to get their records wiped clean.

Bill package would ease expungement requirements, including low-level traffic violations  The Center SquareState Rep. Graham Filler is sponsoring six bills aimed at easing criminal expungement requirements that he says he will introduce in the House this week.

Expungement changes  STLtoday.comThree years after the Legislature enacted a law allowing people to seek expungements for a host of nonviolent felony and misdemeanor crimes, a new law adds ...

Appeals court tells FBI it must expunge old memo on antiwar website  San Francisco ChronicleThe FBI must delete 15-year-old records of its proposed investigation of a San Francisco online antiwar magazine and its editors, says a federal appeals court.

Cunningham Expresses Frustration with CV Weakening Expungement Legislation  InsiderNJCunningham Expresses Frustration with CV Weakening Expungement Legislation. Trenton – Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham issued the following ...

Worcester DA to hold seminar on how to expunge a criminal record  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER - District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. and the Worcester County Bar Association will hold a free, public seminar on expunging criminal records ...

New Covenant holds Community Day and Expungement Clinic  pridepublishinggroup.comThe historic New Covenant Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) hosted a Community Day on Saturday, August 17 from 11 am - 3 pm at the church.

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 ...

Mayor Kelly Yaede's attorney says she didn't know gadfly's records were expunged, but still had 'absolute right' to publish them  The TrentonianEWING — Mayor Kelly Yaede's campaign "lawfully obtained" GOP rival David Henderson's expunged criminal records.

Charge expunged from man's record  Southwest TimesBy MELINDA WILLIAMS. melinda@southwesttimes.com. An attempted first-degree murder charge has been removed from a Pulaski County man's record, ...

Expungement clinic to be held on Sept. 12 | Mason City & North Iowa  Mason City Globe GazetteIowa Workforce Development, North Iowa Area Community College and Friends of the Family are hosting an Expungement and Employment Barriers Clinic 3 ...

Politicians announce expungement reform proposal  WWMT-TVA proposal was put on the table to allow certain criminal convictions to be wiped off someone's public record in Michigan. Several politicians announced the ...

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 ...

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Marijuana Conviction Expungement Bill  High TimesGovernor Phil Murphy vetoed the expungement bill because he wants the process to be even simpler for those who stay out of trouble.

Chicago PROSECUTOR KIM FOXX Partners With Tech Platform TO EXPUNGE THOUSANDS OF MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS  Black EnterpriseKim Foxx announced a partnership with the non-profit Code for America to expunge thousands of minor cannabis convictions in her jurisdiction.

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 ...

Seth Rogen Explains The Importance Of Expunging Criminal Records  NowThisWatch Seth Rogen Explains The Importance Of Expunging Criminal Records, a Weed video from NowThis.

Kim Foxx launches a new program to expunge marijuana related convictions  WGN Radio - ChicagoRick welcomes Kim Foxx, Cook County state's attorney, into the studio to discuss marijuana expungement and re-election issues. Kim shares information about ...

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.

Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede and campaign manager charged with releasing opponent's expunged arrest  hamiltonpulse.comThe Mercer County Prosecutor's Office confirmed today that complaints were filed in Hamilton Township charging Mayor Kelly Yaede and her primary campaign ...

Victory! Individuals Can Force Government to Purge Records of Their First Amendment Activity  EFFThe FBI must delete its memo documenting a journalist's First Amendment activities, a federal appellate court ruled this week in a decision that vindicates the ...

Social Justice Becoming Focus of Marijuana Legalization Debate  Weedmaps NewsAs marijuana legalization continues to spread and the cannabis industry grows, many advocates have called for an increased focus on social justice to address ...

Judge postpones Joliet detective's petition to expunge domestic battery case  The Herald-NewsA Will County judge decided not to make a ruling on whether to expunge the record of a Joliet detective whose domestic battery case was dismissed last July.

GARLAND: Sharing thoughts on pre-game prayer | Opinion  Valdosta Daily TimesThe type of letter sent by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to Warren Turner is a tactic the foundation has used numerous times. There are glaring errors ...

Yale expunges student's sexual misconduct discipline record  Yale Daily NewsFollowing a monthslong legal battle with Daniel Tenreiro-Braschi '19, who sued Yale after being disciplined for sexual misconduct, the University expunged his ...

State Chamber of Commerce names first woman, Ashli Watts, president and CEO; Adkisson retiring  User-generated contentThe Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has named Ashli Watts of Frankfort as President and CEO of the state's largest business association after an eight-month ...