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Michigan Now Provides One-Time DWI Offenders a Chance at a Clean Record

Following the recent sweeping expansion in eligibility for post conviction relief in Michigan, legislation that would make most first-time drunk driving convictions eligible for expungement received a final approval from Michigan lawmakers. The legislation will benefit more than 200,000 people in the state of Michigan who are carrying a criminal record Continue reading

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Missouri Shortens Waiting Periods and Restores Firearm Rights with New Expungement Legislation

New Missouri legislative changes effective August 28, 2021, shorten the required waiting period to file for an expungement. It also shortens waiting periods and expands the power of expungement to fully restore firearm rights as well as restoring other civil rights. Continue reading

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Arizona House Bill 2067 Improves Set Asides and Gives Certificates of Second Chance

Arizona House Bill 2067 will improve set asides and give Certificates of Second Chance. The Certificate will release the person from all barriers and disabilities in obtaining an occupational license that resulted from the conviction if they are otherwise qualified for a license. This law will go into effect on August 27, 2021. Continue reading

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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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