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Mass. Legislature Poised To Allow Expungement Of Some Juvenile Criminal RecordsWBURWhen juveniles are convicted of crimes in the state of Massachusetts, their criminal records may haunt them long past their punishments, with the potential to hurt job, housing and education prospects. A provision in a proposed criminal justice reform ...

Lawmakers agree to expungement of juvenile recordsGloucester Daily TimesPeople who want to expunge criminal records can petition the parole board and governor to pardon them, but executive clemency is seldom granted. Gov. Charlie Baker, who took office in 2015, has yet to recommend any pardons or commutations to the ...and more »

The Cannabist
Massachusetts proposes option to expunge marijuana possession recordsThe CannabistThe House bill would, for the first time ever, allow people to petition the courts to expunge from their criminal records certain crimes committed before age 21. A person of any age could seek to expunge crimes that no longer are illegal in ...House criminal justice bill would allow expungement of marijuana convictionsMassLive.comall 112 news articles »

Beaumont Enterprise
Court denies ex-Beaumont cop's petition to expunge recordBeaumont EnterpriseA former Beaumont police officer's appeal to expunge his record after relinquishing his peace officer license has been found to be without merit. The Ninth Court of Appeals found Thursday that expunging Todd Burke's record would have "resulted in the ...and more »

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Appeals court: Ex-Beaumont police officer's request to expunge records is without meritKFDM-TV NewsBEAUMONT — A former Beaumont police officer who relinquished his license in exchange for dismissing a criminal charge has been trying for more than two years to get the case records expunged. The Ninth Court of Appeals on Thursday decided David ...

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Free Clinic To Help Arkansans Expunge Their Criminal RecordsKUARA criminal record can often prevent people from obtaining employment, secure housing, or qualifying for loans. But a clinic hosted by the Center for Arkansas Legal Services hopes to change that by helping low-income people seal criminal records for ...

COA affirms denial of felony expungementIndiana LawyerA DeKalb County man must retain a felony conviction on his criminal record after the Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the trial court's decision not to grant his petition to expunge that conviction. In W.R. v. State of Indiana, 17A03-1703 ...and more »

John Roska: Change in law allows convictions to be sealedChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteQ: Years ago I was told I couldn't expunge or seal my felony conviction. Now somebody told me I can, because the law changed. Is that true? Can any felony be expunged or sealed? A: Yes. The law changed. Before, you couldn't seal much — just ...

Move to expunge Vic kids' care convictionsNEWS.com.au"Parliament has resolved for the government to establish the scale of this problem and work towards an apology for these practices and expungement of convictions," she said. The Greens expect once the number of people affected by the issue is known ...and more »

KATU
'No Ivy Day' aims to expunge invasive ivy from Portland parksKATUPORTLAND, Ore. — If you're looking to put in some hard work for a good cause, the Portland Parks Bureau has a job for you! They've designated this Saturday as "No Ivy Day." Volunteers will pull up English ivy, an invasive species, from area parks. If ...and more »

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