Washington State Invalidates All Convictions For Simple Drug Possession Going Back To The 1970s

Big news out of Washington State! In 2021, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Washington’s law regarding simple drug possession was unconstitutional in the case State v. Blake, 197 Wn.2d 170, 481 P.3d 521 (2021). The impact of this is extremely significant. It invalidated all convictions for simple drug possession going back to the 1970s. As a …

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How to Restore Gun Rights in Illinois

It is now much easier to restore gun rights in Illinois. On September 2, 2021, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on Evans v. Cook County State’s Attorney. The decision resolved two questions that have been causing delays in the lower courts of Illinois in matters of firearm rights restoration.    First, the …

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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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Can a Felon Own a Gun?

Gun Ownership with a Felony At WipeRecord, we’re asked the same question every day: can a felon own a gun? The general answer to this question is no, a felon cannot legally own a firearm under federal or state law. However, in many cases it is possible to fully restore your 2nd Amendment rights. Current …

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