Author Archives: Record Gone
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
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
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
There is a group of Minnesota House Members and Senators that have come together to form the Expungement Working Group. On Tuesday, they had their third meeting in three months, and at this meeting lawmakers heard public testimony on the current issues surrounding expungement law. Much of the testimony focused on the effect a criminal record has on a prior offender’s ability to secure employment and the changes that must be made to the expungement law to remedy this problem. The current law only expunges the judicial records. Continue reading
RecordGone.com, a division of Higbee and Associates, is offering a new service that removes an individual’s personal information from over 30 of the most popular websites that are used by employers, co-workers, friends, and neighbors to run background checks. The Background Check Removal (BCR) service removes a person’s criminal record as well as other personal, private information contained in these databases. BCR is available to RecordGone’s previous clients, current clients, and non-clients.