Penal Code §1473.7 Offers New Immigration Options for Immigrants With Criminal Records

On Sept. 28, 2016, Penal Code §1473.7 was signed into law, which creates a new motion to vacate or modify a criminal conviction or sentence. This new law allows a wide range of immigration possibilities for those who were previously ineligible and deportable based on a criminal conviction. Continue reading

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Nevada Record Sealing Law Change – More People Eligible and Shorter Waiting Periods

Updates to Nevada record sealing law will make more people eligible to seal their records and shortens the waiting periods. Find out everything you need to know about this change. Continue reading

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New Utah Law Greatly Expands Expungement Eligibility and Benefits

A new law has just passed which greatly expands expungement eligibility in Utah. The new law, also called S.B. 12, goes into effect on May 8, 2017 (60 days after the Legislature adjourned). Read more to find out who will be eligible under the new law change. Continue reading

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New York Record Sealing Law Passed

The New York State Legislature recently passed a new law, Criminal Procedure Law § 160.59, that will give many more people with New York convictions an opportunity to have their previous convictions sealed or expunged. It will help many rehabilitated, law-abiding individuals in the community clean up negative blemishes on their records, which often prevents them from access to employment, housing, credit and other positive opportunities in life years after they have long completed their sentences and paid their dues for past wrongdoing. Continue reading

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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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