How to Expunge a Marijuana Conviction Under California Prop 64

The passing of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, both legalizes marijuana for recreational use and also creates a system of taxation on marijuana. Prop 64 serves an even more important purpose by allowing minor drug offenders to reenter into the workforce and general population by clearing their marijuana related criminal records. Many people who will benefit from Prop 64 have been marginalized for many years based upon extremely minor offenses which used to come with a very harsh punishment. Continue reading

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RecordGone is Now Accepting Clients for New Pennsylvania Misdemeanor Conviction Sealing

On February 16, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 166, which allows the sealing of criminal records in Pennsylvania starting on November 14, 2016. The new law will provide those convicted of misdemeanor convictions a chance to capitalize on opportunities without the consequences of a criminal history readily available to the public. Continue reading

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New Jersey Assembly Passes Expungement Bill A206

New Jersey Assembly passed a bill designed to improve the expungement law in New Jersey. The New Jersey Senate had previously approved Bill A206 in September. The bill, which reduces waiting periods for all classes of offenses, removes the filing fee for those seeking expungement of a dismissed charge, mandates automatic expungement of certain cases, and increases the number of cases eligible, is now pending final approval by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Continue reading

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Nevada Convictions Can Now Be Reported Indefinitely: Record Sealing Now More Important Than Ever

Criminal convictions in Nevada that may not have previously affected one’s ability to find a job or secure housing can now appear on a background check requested by a potential employer or landlord, even if the case occurred decades in the past. SB 409 went into effect immediately on June 9, 2015 when it was signed into law. Continue reading

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New York Judge Grants Expungement of Federal Conviction

In an unprecedented move, a New York judge has granted the expungement of a woman’s federal conviction. The judge concluded that this case involved “extraordinary circumstances” that ultimately warranted expungement. Continue reading

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