Mathew Higbee Receives Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

At Higbee & Associates, we pride ourselves on providing the best service we can for our clients. We are honored to have received this Clients’ Choice award, because it shows that the focus we place on client satisfaction has paid off. We are extremely grateful to be seen as a law firm that is preferred by clients and to see in writing the difference we have made in our clients’ lives. Continue reading

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Appellate Court: New York Sealing Law Applies to Drug Cases Occurring Prior to 2009

NY appeals court reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled to seal our defendants record because it occurred prior to the passage of CPL § 160.58. Continue reading

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Criminal Record Clearing Following an Exoneration in Texas

If you were convicted but subsequently exonerated in Texas, it may be unclear which sort of record clearing relief you are eligible for under Texas law. We shed light on the available options. Continue reading

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Minnesota Governor Signs Second Chance Expungement Law

The Second Chance Expungement Law, which greatly improves the expungement law in Minnesota, was signed by Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday. The new law, HF 2576, expands eligibility for a statutory expungement to those convicted of some misdemeanors and felonies. Continue reading

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Expungement Law Expanding Nationwide – More Protection for Former Offenders

Legislatures across the country are increasingly concerned about irrational discrimination in the housing and job market that is based on old criminal records. There were more than 20 new expungement laws that either created or expanded the ability to expunge records in the past 3 years. Continue reading

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