Category: Expungement

By Scott Limmer

An attorneys blog about criminal law and procedure, college discipline, Title IX and cases of Interest

California Prosecutors, Public Defenders Team to Toss Old Pot Convictions

UPDATE: Approved September 30, 208, California’s AB-1793 will resentence cannabis convictions and requiring the Department of Justice to review and provide prosecuting agencies with a list of cases that are eligible for recall or dismissal of sentence, dismissal and sealing, or redesignation. The prosecution has a year, until July 1, 2020, to review said cases […]

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New York City and State Restrictions on Use of Criminal Records in Hiring

On June 29, at a signing ceremony in City Hall, New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio hailed a new City Council law, the “Fair Chance Act,” as a way to require city-based employers with four or more workers to take into account job applicants’ qualifications, rather than to screen them out early in the hiring […]

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Options for Dealing with a Criminal Record: Expungement and Sealing in New York

Having an arrest or criminal conviction record can hurt your future in many ways: blocking your ability to find employment, or hold certain professional licenses, to mention just a few. New York law provides a few ways to wipe out criminal records or shield them from public view. About 40 states have procedures for expunging […]

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