Criminal Background Check

Can I Renew My DACA If I Have a Misdemeanor?

If you’ve seen the news headlines in the past week or so, then you’ve probably heard of “DACA.” For those who are not familiar with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), here’s a brief rundown. In 2012, Obama issued the policy change to suspend the deportation of illegal immigrants who entered as minors, and …

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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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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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Why Labor Is A Great Occupation for Ex-Criminals

It’s difficult to find a great job in today’s world. If you’re an ex-offender, you may be desperately struggling to find work. You may feel like there’s nowhere left to turn, but there is one industry that is hiring ex-criminals in numerous states. Labor and construction markets are crucial to the formation of an abundance …

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Can I Get in The SENTRI Line at The Airport With a Record?

If you’re like many of us, you get tired of waiting in long U.S. Customs lines at the airport when you arrive from another country. Screaming kids, not so friendly agents and having just arrived from a long flight from another country makes for quite the headache. But what about those alternative lines that are …

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How Will an Expungement Affect My Ability to Travel?

Traveling to Other Countries with a Criminal Record Traveling is something most people enjoy. But what if you want to travel and have a criminal record? Will this affect your ability to travel? The short answer is that it depends. It depends on what country you’re traveling to and what is on your criminal record. …

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How To Seal Your Criminal Record In Texas

Texas law refers to getting an order to seal your records as obtaining an “Order of Nondisclosure” – for this article we will use both terms interchangeably. The process for drafting and filing a Petition for Nondisclosure for a Texas record sealing can be a long and complex process, with many steps involved.  After determining …

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How Much Does a Record Expungement Cost?

The Big Question A question we are often asked is ‘how much does an expungement cost?’ The answer, well there isn’t an easy answer. Expungement prices can vary greatly, as everyone’s case is unique to their situation. Multiple factors can influence the cost of an expungement, such as the crime committed and the state it took …

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House Bill 746: North Carolina’s Repeal of Local Background Checks for Handguns

Elephant Crossing Republican lawmakers in the House are once again attempting to repeal North Carolina’s requirements for having a concealed carry permit in order to carry a handgun. House Bill 746   would remove the state’s requirement for a concealed carry permit, changing state law by allowing any U.S. citizen 18 or older who legally owns a firearm …

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Rhode Island House Panel Approves Expungement Bill

Adding to the list of on-going states looking to give those with a criminal history another chance, the House Panel approved a piece of legislation in Rhode Island that would allow a judge to wipe a record with as many as five misdemeanor convictions clean. With unanimous approval from key House committee and support from Attorney …

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