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More California Counties Announce Plans to Expunge Past Cannabis ConvictionsMERRY JANEIn February, Alameda County announced plans to dismiss almost 6,000 old cannabis convictions. "California is offering a second chance to people convicted of cannabis crimes, from felonies to small infractions, with the opportunity to have their ...

Bakersfield Now
Some want their pot-related criminal records to go up in smoke now with legal weedBakersfield NowEssentially, Prop 64 has created a bit of a dilemma in the criminal justice world. Here's the issue: By definition, someone commits a crime when they break the law. But what about laws that no longer exist? Do those crimes still count? According to ...

Salt Lake Tribune
New Rio Grande outreach aims to help people clear their criminal recordsSalt Lake Tribune(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Attorney Greg Skordas speaks with a client who is seeking to expunge his criminal record after being picked up in a Rio Grande crime sweep. Salt Lake County is helping former offenders clear their criminal ...and more »

MP Khouly studies clearing pardoned individual's criminal record ...EgypttodayCAIRO - 18 March 2018: MP Tarek al-Khouly, member of the Egyptian Presidential Pardon committee, said Sunday that he is studying the possibility of removing the first and only charge present on a pardoned individual's criminal record. In an interview ...and more »

East Bay Express
DA O'Malley Took $10K From Fremont Police Union Before Clearing Fremont Cops in Killing of Pregnant TeenEast Bay Express"This is a law enforcement job and we work with the police. As I said before, when police do something that is against the law, they either get fired or they get prosecuted." Miskella and Fremont Detective Joel Hernandez killed the 16-year-old ...

Salt Lake Tribune
Sen. Orrin Hatch is the sole Utahn in Congress who voted for the omnibus spending bill that just passedSalt Lake TribuneA provision to boost reporting to a national criminal record database — meant to bar convicted criminals from buying guns — was also tucked into the bill. Those provisions come in the wake of calls for congressional action after school shootings such ...

If NJ legalizes pot, lawmaker proposes clearing all possession convictionsWHYYScott Rudder, president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, said the idea makes sense. “We're not talking about weapons possession. We're not talking about home invasion,” he said. “We're talking about a kid walking down the street with a ...

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KIRO Seattle
Following in Seattle's footsteps, Pierce County looks to throw out ...KIRO SeattlePierce County is joining Seattle in throwing out misdemeanor marijuana convictions handed down before the legalization of marijuana in 2012.Following in Seattle's footsteps, Pierce County looks to throw out marijuana convictionsMyNorthwest.comall 1 news articles »

Voice Tribune
Moving DayVoice TribuneExpungement is the process of clearing your record of past criminal offenses. With those on your record, you can't apply to vote. Applying for jobs is generally a futile endeavor, too. Perhaps worst of all, you live under a cloud of shame, which isn't ...

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