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Nevada Marijuana Decriminalization and Voting Rights for Felons Law Changes

On July 1, 2019, Nevada streamlined the process for decriminalized offenses to be sealed from a person’s record. Additionally, come January 1, 2020, employers can no longer discriminate against a user of the now legal substance. Finally, as of July 1, 2019 many of those convicted of felonies will have their voting rights automatically restored and some may not see them be restricted at all. Continue reading

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What Does the New California Domestic Violence Firearm Law, PC § 29805, Actually Do?

As of January 01, 2019, California Assembly Bill No. 3129 is in effect. The bill was enacted to modify CA Penal Code § 29805. The new law prohibits firearm possession by those that have committed misdemeanor domestic battery with injury (Penal Code §273.5) for life. A violation of the new domestic violence lifetime ban means the person may be charged with additional offenses for violating the ban as either an additional misdemeanor or even a felony. 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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Florida House Bill 903 Filed to Restore Floridian Constitutional Rights

On December 6, 2017 State Representative Cord Byrd of Florida pre-filed a bill that aims to restore all Constitutional rights, including the ability to vote, to sit on a jury, and to exercise Second Amendment rights. Continue reading

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