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California Senate Bill 393: Opening the door for millions of Californians to obtain record sealings

The recently passed Senate Bill 393 (SB393) will make record sealings available to millions of individuals who have been arrested in California and who were not convicted of the offense for which the arrest was based. 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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Indiana Appeals Court: Trial Judges Have No Discretion in Certain Expungements

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled today that judges do not have discretion to deny a valid petition for expungement of a low-level felony or misdemeanor conviction. The appellate court held that the use of the word “shall” from Indiana’s 2013 expungement law change prevents judges from exercising discretion in deciding these expungement requests. Continue reading

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Minnesota House Passes Expungement Bill HF 2576

he Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill last week that will significantly improve the expungement law in Minnesota. The major changes include expanding the eligibility for a statutory expungement to some misdemeanor and felony convictions. Additionally the bill adds an explicit provision that requires background check companies to promptly remove the record of a case once they know it has been expunged. Continue reading

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RecordGone.com Attorney Addresses New Indiana Firearm Restoration Law

Jeffrey B. Jackson, Esq., an Indiana based attorney with the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates, which runs RecordGone.com, spoke with John Kesler of WIBC Radio, regarding the effects of the new criminal record expungement law on restoration of firearms rights, on August 19, 2013. Continue reading

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