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Recordgone.com, a division of the Law Firm of Higbee and Associates, recently won an appeal on behalf of a New York client who petitioned to seal his conviction. The New York appellate court reversed the lower court’s order denying defendant’s motion to seal the record of his conviction and sent the case back to the trial court to hold a hearing on the matter. Continue reading
On January 4, 2014, a New Jersey law that establishes a conditional dismissal program in the Municipal Courts for first-time offenders charged with certain disorderly persons offenses goes into effect. A defendant who successfully completes this program will be eligible to expunge his or her record six months after the case is dismissed. The conditional dismissal program will supplement New Jersey’s existing diversion programs, which include pre-trial intervention (PTI) for certain indictable offenses in the Superior Court and conditional discharge for certain disorderly persons drug offenses in the municipal court. 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 Criminal Background Check Removal (CBCR) service removes a person’s criminal record as well as other personal, private information contained in these databases. CBCR is available to RecordGone’s previous clients, current clients, and non-clients.
Google has updated their algorithm to prevent mug shot websites from appearing at the top of their search results, and credit card companies and payment providers are investigating the business practices of websites that publish arrest photos and extort money from individuals desperate to get them removed. Continue reading