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Arizona Expands Record Clearing Relief

On July 9, 2021, Arizona passed Senate Bill 1294, which would permit an individual to have his or her felony or misdemeanor arrest, conviction, and sentencing records sealed by the court. Record sealing is when a court seals or destroys records that would otherwise be publicly accessible to employers, landlords, and licensing agencies. Continue reading

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Easier Path to Expungement Opened in Oregon

Recent Oregon legislation has made Oregons expungement process faster, easier, and more accessible to people in the state of Oregon. Oregon Senate Bill 397 was signed by Governor Kate Brown, and became effective law January 1, 2022. Continue reading

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Illinois Supreme Court Case Evans v Cook County State’s Attorney Decision Spells Relief for those Awaiting to Restore their Firearm Rights

The Illinois Supreme Court recently reached a decision in Evans v Cook County State’s Attorney, holding that the Illinois state firearm restoration process, underlined in Section 10(c) of the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Act, is capable of restoring a petitioner’s firearm rights under both state and federal law. Continue reading

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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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