Florida SB 118 to Administratively Seal Certain Criminal Records and Provide Avenue for Removing Online Mugshots

Florida SB 118 creates a method to administratively seal certain criminal records held by the Criminal Justice Information Program of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and it provides a process for arrestees to remove mugshots from online websites. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Clean Slate Act Expands Misdemeanor Record Sealing Options

People with Pennsylvania misdemeanor convictions, dismissed cases, or summary offenses now have a greater chance of having their records sealed either automatically or via petition. Continue reading

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Nevada Supreme Court Greenlights New Sex Offender Law

Under the new law, the Nevada Sex Offender registration tiers will change. Tier 0 will go away completely, meaning if you are currently a Tier 0 registrant, you will be reclassified into Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III depending on your charge. Continue reading

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Unique State Service Aims to Solve Complex Criminal Record Problem in Ohio

People who have had their criminal record sealed by Ohio courts may have an easier time finding jobs thanks to a recently implemented state program. Continue reading

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New Jersey Dramatically Reduces Waiting Period for Expungement

Governor Chris Christie signed a package of bills that will build on New Jersey’s continuing efforts of providing post conviction relief to its rehabilitated residents. The highlight of these three bills is the reduction of the current waiting period for indictable (felony) convictions from 10 years to 6 years. Continue reading

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