Criminal Record Sealing

What’s the Difference Between an Expungement and Record Sealing?

Sealing or expunging a criminal record can be very valuable when applying for a job or license, seeking credit, applying for educational programs, obtaining housing, and securing other opportunities. Many times, the terms “expungement” and “record sealing” are used interchangeably when discussing the topic of criminal record clearing. Black’s Law Dictionary defines “expungement of record” …

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State University of New York Removes Big Question from Student Application

STEP FORWARD FOR SCHOOLS, BUT WHAT ABOUT A JOB AFTERWARDS? The trustees of the State University of New York voted mid-September to eliminate questions about past felony convictions from its general application starting with the fall 2018 admissions cycle. After admission, students will only be asked to reveal a prior conviction if they are seeking …

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Helping Victims of the War on Drugs: New York Criminal Record Sealing of Drug Offenses

It has become apparent that the war on drugs waged by U.S. law enforcement is a war on its own people, and a war that cannot be won.  Although the United States only accounts for 5% of the world’s population, we have 25% of the world’s inmates—incredibly, about half of the 2.2 million inmates in …

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Ending the Drug War – Oregon’s New Marijuana Expungement

Many of us know someone who has a marijuana offense on their record; and while you may not consider marijuana harmful, a criminal conviction for marijuana-related offenses can severely limit your opportunities in life in many different ways.  Even though Oregon has recently legalized marijuana, having a marijuana charge on your record may prevent you from …

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Graduating Soon? Don’t Let Your Criminal Past Take Away From Your Career Potential

If you are one of the many thousands of students graduating from college or a trade school this year and you have a criminal past of any sort, it may make for a bittersweet transition upon graduation.  A criminal history record could pose a significant barrier to obtaining employment. This is something you do not …

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California: Sealing Arrests Relating to Domestic Violence

By: Jeff Libersat, Partner, Eastman, Libersat, Meyler, PC Reasons Domestic Violence Arrests in California are Common Domestic violence-related arrests are among the most common types of arrests in California. The reason for this is that most police departments have a policy in place requiring them to make an arrest after being called to the scene …

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Websites That Post Mug Shots May Not Have The Last Laugh…

Have you been wondering if your mug shot will ever come off of the myriad of websites that host these photos throughout the country? Mugshots.com, Justmugshots.com and many other websites make a living off of your past mistakes…isn’t that great? Even if you are successful in expunging or sealing your criminal record, your reputation online may …

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