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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Higbee & Associates ( Wins New York State Record Sealing Appeal by Unanimous Decision

The Law Firm of Higbee & Associates ( has won an appeal with the State of New York Appellate Court for the 9th and 10th Judicial Districts on behalf of one of their clients regarding a drug conviction sealing. Continue reading

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Recordgone Announces New California Direct Pardon Service

We are proud to announce that we are now offering a California Pardon service. California offers two routes for receiving a gubernatorial pardon: the Certificate of Rehabilitation and the Direct Pardon. The Certificate of Rehabilitation, if granted, automatically generates an application for a pardon from the governor. For those the who do not qualify for the Certificate of Rehabilitation, they may apply for the Direct Pardon. Continue reading

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California Senate Bill SB 421 Would Alter the State Sex Offender Registry

A new bill being considered in the California Legislature will adjust the way the state handles sex offender registery. Senate Bill 421, or the Sex Offender Registration Act, would introduce a tiered system to the current registry system. Current law requires sex offenders to register for life, regardless of how heinous their crime may be. The bill would change that by introducing three tiers of registration requirements. Continue reading

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Penal Code §1473.7 Offers New Immigration Options for Immigrants With Criminal Records

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

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