Expungement reform gains overwhelming bipartisan support  Watchdog.orgWhile some of the first federal prison reform measures in decades were enacted under President Donald Trump early this year, the White House declared April ...

Law school to host Expungement Day event - University News |  University NewsMore than 200 people are expected to attend Expungement receiving free access to their criminal records and reviewing what convictions qualify for removal ...

Champaign circuit clerk among those working on potential issues with legal pot  Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteURBANA — Champaign County Circuit Clerk Katie Blakeman is working behind the scenes to prepare for what's coming when and if recreational cannabis for ...

When a Criminal Record Is Erased, or Isn’t  The New York TimesA retired California judge and the Brooklyn district attorney discuss aspects of the issue, including applying for professional licenses and marijuana possession.

Free criminal record expungement, sealing clinic in Cairo  KFVSAttorneys will be available to assist eligible low-income Illinois residents, with qualifying adult misdemeanor and felony criminal records, apply to have their ...

ACLU Pushes for Criminal Record Expungements in New Mexico  U.S. News & World ReportALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates for criminal justice reform are urging Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to sign legislation that would allow for people to ...

Rutgers Law School Students Assist Camden-Area Residents Seeking to Expunge Criminal Records  Rutgers-Camden NewsNowBy Jeanne Leong. A minor criminal offense that happened 20 years earlier could prevent someone from getting a job or finding an apartment if a criminal ...

UNM Seeks Credit Hour Price Increase, Governor Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bills  KUNMUniversity Of New Mexico Proposes Upping Credit Hour Price – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press University of New Mexico officials have proposed.

Free legal clinic in Santa Maria offered to help clear criminal records  KEYTThe Santa Maria Public Library is teaming up with the Santa Barbara County Public Defender's office to offer the community a free criminal record clearance ...

Expungement Efforts Surge on 4/20 With Ben & Jerry's, Code for America  LeaflyA pint of Half-Baked and 4.2% to charity with every order? We'll take two!

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid holds criminal record expungement workshops  WSIL TVWSIL -- Finding employment can be a challenging task, especially if you have a criminal background, but Land of Lincoln may be able to help.

Jussie Smollett won't seek to expunge court records with his criminal charges thrown out, his lawyers say  Chicago TribuneAttorneys for the Chicago Tribune and other news organizations went to Cook County court Thursday to block records from being destroyed if Jussie Smollett's ...

Ex-politician brutally attacked at MOA urges judge to erase his attacker's record  Star TribuneA prosecutor opposes expunging the criminal record of a 22-year-old Minneapolis woman who severely beat Mark Andrew in 2013 at the Mall of America.

Do felons deserve a chance to clear their record? Delaware Legislature set to debate  The News JournalDelaware lawmakers are debating a proposal to allow certain offenders greater latitude to clear their criminal record.

New Mexico governor signs Criminal Record Engagement Act  KRQE News 13The governor signed legislation Wednesday that would give people with a criminal past a break.

States Enact Legislation Facilitating Expungement For Low-Level Crimes  NORML BlogGovernors in two western states have signed legislation into law to facilitate the process of permitting those past criminal convictions to have their records ...

VIDEO | LBR announces federal 'Clean Slate Act' following recent criminal justice reform milestones  The Courier-ExpressRecidivism, re-entry and opportunity have all been platforms for politicians and social movements in Delaware and there's been a a push for more action ...

Your Right to Know: Don't purge records of expunged cases  Appleton Post CrescentWisconsin legislators are looking to reform current law governing the expungement of criminal records. Among other things, SB-39 would allow those convicted ...

Your Right to Know: Don't Purge Expunged Criminal Records  urbanmilwaukeeThe goal of helping ex-offenders get jobs is laudable, but too much public information will be lost.

New bill could make it easier to clean nonviolent offenses off your record  The News JournalU.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester has a bill that would make it easier for nonviolent offenses to be sealed — sometimes without the person having to ask.

Bill would allow more people to get criminal records sealed  Delaware State NewsDOVER — In 2009, Corie Priest pleaded guilty to selling marijuana and was sentenced to two years in jail. When he got out, he thought his life would return to ...

Free criminal record expungement and sealing clinic offered  AnnanewsLand of Lincoln Legal Aid is hosting a free criminal record expungement and sealing clinic in Cairo on Saturday, March 30. According to a press release from the ...

Want to clear your criminal record? Learn how Saturday in Fayetteville  The Fayetteville ObserverCumberland County's annual expungement clinic has an information session at Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Raeford Road.

Group recognizes Utah lawmakers for backing 'Clean Slate' bill  KSL.comAmericans for Prosperity Utah is sending out mailers as part of a national campaign urging voters to thank their state lawmakers for backing \

NJ State Police not ready for possible 183K weed expungements  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioThe New Jersey courts' chief administrator says the judiciary will be ready for a potential surge of 180,000 people applying to delete marijuana convictions from ...

Ben & Jerry’s Backs Cannabis Record Expungement Program for 420  Cannabis NowSometimes in this fast-paced world of changing cannabis laws, we lose track of how many people are still entering the criminal justice system because of crimes ...

Good and bad news on expungement - The Advocate-Messenger  Danville AdvocateThe new and improved Kentucky legislation on expungement of criminal records should be good news for people seeking to overcome barriers to employment, ...

Drug Policy Alliance launches fake cannabis club to make a point  QuartzCountry Club Cannabis, which promises "luxury for the few," is a satirical brand pushing for fair marijuana legalization.

Gavel to Gavel: Oklahomans benefit from expungement law changes  Journal RecordOklahoma is following a nationwide trend in criminal justice reform that recognizes the injustices our laws created for honest, hardworking Oklahomans who had ...

Florida Law Can Do Better to Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking | Daily Business Review  Law.comIn 2013 the Florida Legislature enacted the human trafficking expungement statute (Fla. Stat. Section 943.0583) which provides for the expungement of certain ...

The ‘Clean Slate’ bill would let people move on from their mistakes.  Hartford CourantClean Slate gives people who have moved on from the worst moments of their lives the chance to earn their success by removing obstacles to a home, ...

Clean slate clinic for Perry County | Lifestyles | perrytribune.com  Perry County TribuneNEW LEXINGTON — Persons interested in having their criminal record sealed have a chance to do so on Tuesday, July 2. The law recently changed reversing ...

Criminal Record Clearance Clinic | News Talk 920FM | 96.5FM  KVECThe Santa Maria Public Library is getting together with the Santa Barbara County Public Defender's office to offer a free criminal record clearance clinic.

Criminal justice reform: Expungements would provide a fresh start in Delaware (opinion)  The News JournalCriminal records for minor offenses or unproven crimes prevent too many people from getting jobs, housing or an education.

Expungement fair to be held in inkster Sunday, May 4  The Arab American NewsINKSTER – People with up to two misdemeanor convictions or one felony conviction can apply to have the convictions expunged from their records and receive ...

Youth expungement helps those with a criminal record get a clean slate  KTBSSHREVEPORT - Two local groups are helping young people with criminal records get a second chance.

April Barker: Don’t purge records of expunged cases  La Crosse TribuneWisconsin legislators are looking to reform current law governing the expungement of criminal records.

California bill seeks to automatically seal 8M criminal records  UPI NewsA proposal making its way through the California Assembly would automatically seal low-level criminal records.

Mayors weigh in on the future of legal weed in their towns  NJTV NewsThere are more than 60 towns that have banned marijuana sales before the law is even passed. Brick Mayor John Ducey is one of them. “As far as recreational ...

Legal Officials hold presentation to help people start expungement process  TriStateHomepage.comVanderburgh County legal officials were giving a presentation at Ivy Tech to help people jump start the process of expunging their criminal record.

Wisconsin expungement law proposal would give more second chances | Casey Hoff  The Sheboygan PressWisconsin lawmakers are considering expanding the expungement law so more people can earn second chances.

LA is the Latest City to Wipe Mass Cannabis Convictions Using Computer Algorithms  CivilizedLos Angeles officials say they're going to automatically expunge 50000 marijuana convictions using computer algorithms. 50000 cannabis convictions are about ...

2020 presidential election: Harris building support in South Carolina  POLITICOSen. Kamala Harris is making inroads with elected officials and leaders in South Carolina ahead of her fourth visit to the crucial early-voting state this week ...

Confused by Jussie Smollett Case? Here's What You Need to Know.  WTTW NewsThe Jussie Smollett case may be over, but confusion over the surprise ending is rampant. Why was the “Empire” star offered a deal? Was his record expunged?

Hennepin County attorney to give low-level offenders a break  Star TribuneSince longtime Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was re-elected in November, he has sought to improve or implement policies that give low-level ...

Clean Slate Expungement Clinic  14 News WFIE EvansvilleEvansville's Promise Zone has a new opportunity to get a clean slate. For anyone with a criminal record, this Expungement Clinic will explain if it can be erased ...

Prosecutors move to clear 54,000 marijuana convictions in California  Los Angeles TimesAfter recreational marijuana was legalized in California, prosecutors in Los Angeles County expected a “tsunami” of petitions from people looking to clear their ...

Expungement legislation would make New Mexico safer  Las Cruces Sun-NewsFortunately, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has the opportunity to invest in second chances for New Mexican families.

Legislation expanding access to expungements heads to Delaware House  Delaware First MediaLegislation allowing more Delawareans to seal their criminal records is headed to the Delaware House.

The 'Pardon Truck' is Traveling Across Canada to Fight for Former Cannabis Offenders  CivilizedA group of advocates are traveling across Canada to campaign for cannabis convictions to be completely removed from criminal records. While the federal ...

Free expungement fair in Cleveland to help people clear their records  WJW FOX 8 News ClevelandCLEVELAND, Ohio - The Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is holding an expungement fair Saturday. The event is for ...

Legal weed remains stalled in N.J. as politicians don't know how to solve this big issue  NJ.comSources say this is one of the stickiest situations facing New Jersey's top lawmakers as they eye a May vote on the bill to legalize weed here.

Charges Against Jussie Smollett Dropped, Record Expunged  The RootPlot twist. The charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped, according to CBS Chicago reporter Charlie De Mar, who tweeted the breaking news on ...

Expungement clinic hopes to help those with criminal backgrounds  kwwl.comWATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) - Those with a criminal background or outstanding court debts got a helping hand at a second chance.

Effort to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey Collapses  The New York TimesLawmakers were trying to legalize cannabis with a bill that sought to reckon with the racial inequities caused by the war on drugs.

Legal team wants to make it easier for convicts to get a job  OzarksFirst.comSPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A team of law experts is hoping to give those with a criminal record a better shot at employment.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29  NORML BlogWelcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

Connecticut youth deserve a clean slate  The CT MirrorYouth who are arrested often find themselves on a path of family separation, educational disruption, and trauma. When they exit the juvenile justice system, ...

Bill Lee's plan to eliminate criminal expungement fee heads to Senate floor with support  The TennesseanTennessee Governor Bill Lee's plan would eliminate the $180 expungement fee, making it easier for thousands of eligible offenders to get a clean criminal ...

Proposed bill would clear pot crimes from criminal records  KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2OREGON — A proposed Oregon Senate bill discussed in Salem today aims to clear the criminal records of anyone convicted of misdemeanor marijuana ...

Expungement fees soon to be covered by the state  NewsChannel5.comState expungement fees could soon be eliminated because of a bill that's past both houses of the legislature.

Pro-Yaede blog exposes Hamilton mayoral candidate's arrest despite expungement order  The TrentonianHAMILTON — Republican mayoral candidate David Henderson has been arrested years ago in a domestic violence case that ended with total exoneration and ...

The 2019 Criminal Justice Reform Bill: What's in It?  Empower MississippiApril 2, 2019 by James Robertson. The legislature passed a criminal justice reform bill this session. Here's what's in it and why it's important. Before adjourning ...

The Case for Expunging Criminal Records  The New York TimesA new study shows the benefits of giving people a clean slate.

Fresh Start Initiative offers some in Calcasieu chance to clear record  KPLCA criminal record can make it difficult, if not impossible, to get a job. But there may be a way to clean your record - if you meet the requirements of Calcasieu's ...

Once behind bars, new Pardons Secretary Brandon Flood says he wants others to have the same shot at a second chance he did  Pennsylvania Capital-StarBrandon Flood knows all about what it's like to need a second chance. After all, it wasn't too long ago that he was looking for one himself. When he was 17, ...

Ivy Tech to hold Expungement Expo tonight  TriStateHomepage.comThose looking to expunge their legal records will have a chance to learn more about the process on Wednesday.

Expungement 101  Severna Park VoiceAnne M. Deady, LLC, will review the if, when and how to go about cleaning up your criminal record. Learn how your record is more expungeable than ever ...

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 ...

Legal CT Marijuana Passes Major Hurdle: Here Are The Next Steps  Hartford, CT PatchLegal CT Marijuana Closer To Reality - Greater Hartford, CT - Legislators passed another crucial step toward legalizing recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

Why Social Equity Needs to Be Front and Center in the Cannabis Space  New Cannabis VenturesSix Leaders Discuss the Importance of Social Equity and What It Means for the Cannabis Industry. The war on drugs might seem a distant memory to the casual ...

'Pardon truck' rolls across Canada, calling for cannabis crime expungement  CBC NewsA so-called "pardon truck" is travelling across parts of Canada, asking people to sign a petition pushing for complete expungement of marijuana possession ...

Eaze and Code for America Announce First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Help Clear 250,000 Criminal Records  Associated PressPress release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

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 ...

Point of View: Life after prison in Oklahoma  NewsOK.comWith each criminal conviction, the state of Oklahoma matter-of-factly tells the defendants how long they will spend behind bars. Hidden in the fine-print is a long ...

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.

Youth expungement event to be held on Saturday, March 30  KSLATomorrow, an event will provide teens and young adults in Shreveport-Bossier with a second chance.

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

Police Report: David Stringer Molested Children, Including Disabled Teen  Phoenix New Times*Content* warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault involving children. Baltimore police arrested former Arizona lawmaker David ...

Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel F. Greene Wins Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for 2019  BenzingaSAN DIEGO, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Dan Greene, a senior associate, has an impressive winning record of work in the criminal defense industry ...

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 ...

California law would automatically seal 8M criminal records  GOPUSACalifornia advocates and lawmakers are working to change a state law so low-level criminal records are sealed automatically — part of a growing effort by ...

Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political ReportCommitting a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West. Now that is ...

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.

How qualifying Detroiters can get their criminal records expunged  Fox 2 DetroitHaving a criminal record can hold you back in life, but Detroit residents are getting an opportunity to have a clean record.

Expungement fair will offer info, job opportunities for those with criminal records - The Advocate-Messenger  Danville AdvocateA free expungement fair has been scheduled this week to assist those who want to find out if their criminal record can be erased, making it easier for them to find ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Proposed Law Would Broaden Eligibility For Criminal Expungement  Wisconsin Public Radio NewsA bill in the state Legislature would make more individuals with criminal records eligible for expungement.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19  NORML BlogWelcome to the 4/20 edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Rutgers Law School offering free expungement sessions in Camden  Cherry Hill Courier PostStaff will offer general information sessions on how to clear some criminal convictions.