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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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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