Month: August 2017

Can I Travel to Mexico with a Criminal Record?

If you want to visit Mexico, and you have a criminal record, what can you expect to happen? Travelling outside the U.S. with a criminal record can be a stressful task. Any criminal record can make it difficult to get through customs and pass the necessary background check. Some countries take criminal records more seriously …

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Mexican Border

Can I Become a Teacher with a Criminal Record?

If you’re concerned that a criminal record may keep you from being a teacher – you still have options. Believe it or not, under the right circumstances, an individual with a criminal record can become a teaching professional. Most can agree that teachers are constantly shaping the lives of generations to come, and it’s a controversial topic to …

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New Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bills Pending in Congress

New Developments for Concealed Carry In March 2017, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would allow legal gun owners and concealed carry permit holders nationwide to responsibly arm themselves no matter where they are. A similar bill was also drafted by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) titled, the …

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Can You Go to College with a Criminal Record?

Millions of Americans will be heading to college in the Fall in the hopes of economic achievement and personal prosperity. Unfortunately, for some, a criminal record will separate them from having the opportunity of a college experience. As a young adult unaware of what the future holds, mistakes can be made, often leading to a …

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How to Rent an Apartment with a Criminal Record

As you may already know, a criminal record can make it very difficult when trying to rent a new apartment. No matter where you’re located, landlords almost always conduct a background check as part of the application process. As mentioned in a previous blog post, some cities are passing laws to prevent the discrimination of …

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Seattle Passes Law Restricting Landlords’ Use of Criminal Records

Here’s some good news for those people with a criminal record in Washington. On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted 8 to 0 to prohibit landlords from using criminal records to screen prospective tenants. The only exception to the new ordinance are sex offenders – and landlords must still demonstrate a legitimate business reason if …

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