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Ohio Expands Criminal Record Sealing Eligibility

On April 12, 2021, the definition of an eligible offender under the Ohio Conviction Sealing law will expand to include more Ohioans in need of record relief. A provision in House Bill 1 will remove limits on the number of convictions for certain felonies and misdemeanors, and reduce required waiting periods to allow individuals to apply for relief sooner than under the previous law. Continue reading

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Michigan Expands Eligibility for Post Conviction Relief

Governor Whitmer signed into law a package of bills passed with broad bipartisan support from the Michigan Legislature that increases the number of convictions one could set aside, adjusts the waiting periods for eligibility, and lays the framework for a clean slate program. Continue reading

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Third Annual Law Student Expungement Competition Results

The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the RecordGone.com division of The Law Firm of Higbee & Associates are pleased to announce the results of its third annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition. Continue reading

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A Second Chance and New Opportunity Offered to California’s Inmate Firefighters – Assembly Bill 2147

California legislature passed Assemblywoman Eloise Reye’s AB 2147, providing the opportunity for inmate fighters to petition the court for criminal record expungement relief. Continue reading

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Illinois Marijuana Expungement Through House Bill 1438

The New Year brings new laws and Illinois’ headline law change is the legalization of recreational marijuana. It is one of the few states to legalize via the state legislature rather than by direct democracy. Included in this legalization law and the focus of this article is an adjustment to how certain cannabis offenses will be expunged. Continue reading

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