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Joe Biden Firearm Rights
Where Will Biden Stand on Firearms?
January 4, 2021

Firearms have and will continue to be a hot topic in our national discourse for the foreseeable future. In any typical debate, the term “firearm” acts as an all-encompassing umbrella term which can incorporate everything from a single shot firearm to a semi-automatic. This in itself makes any debate  extremely complicated. When one side says that firearms should be banned, what do they mean? We … Read More>

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Is Having Bad Credit the Same as Having a Criminal Record?
December 29, 2020

When someone considers a “great” life, they might envision a fresh start.  That might include a life free from a RAP sheet, a loving family and perfect credit for starters.  Most people who have a criminal record would do anything to expunge or seal it.  No one wants to be discriminated against because of past mistakes.  So why does a criminal record have … Read More>

Can a felon own a gun
Can a Felon Own a Gun?
September 14, 2020

One of the most controversial Amendments, if not the most controversial, is the Second Amendment – The Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  It has created a heated debate among politicians for many years.  At WipeRecord, many times we are asked whether a felon can own a gun.  The general answer to this question is: no.  There are state and … Read More>

Indiana Firearm Rights Restoration
Restoring Firearm Rights And Your Ability To Own A Gun In Indiana
September 2, 2020

Federal Firearm Rights vs. Indiana Firearm Rights It is important to understand that restoring your firearm rights and ability to purchase and own a gun are governed by both Indiana law and federal law.  Therefore, your ability to restore your firearm rights depends on both Indiana law and federal law, and what type of criminal offense caused you to lose your … Read More>

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Restoring Your Gun Rights in Illinois
August 24, 2020

About 2 weeks ago, the famous Magnificent Mile was looted. It got so bad that the city bridges were raised, and some train and bus services were suspended Monday morning after unrest and looting. These actions have caused widespread damage to the city’s downtown overnight. How did this happen? According to APNews.com, “Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters that the Sunday afternoon shooting of the man who had opened fire … Read More>

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Now Is Probably A Good Time To Restore Your Firearm Rights
July 17, 2020

The recent chaos this country has experienced has affected us all. COVID-19 has led to statewide lockdowns. These lockdowns have fueled anxiety, panic, and fear in many Americans. With some added incidents of horrific police brutality...voila, you have civil unrest and utter chaos that has made many people reconsider what it means to feel safe. Many are wondering how they … Read More>

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Updated Expungement Laws
July 15, 2020

At WipeRecord, a division of Eastman Meyler, PC, we pride ourselves on staying up to date on numerous state laws regarding criminal record expungement and firearm rights restoration. There are several states that have recently started to embrace post-conviction relief opportunities for past offenders, realizing the importance of such relief. Just recently, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia passed sweeping legislation to … Read More>

What To Do If You’ve Been Arrested At A Protest
July 10, 2020

We’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails recently from people concerned that their recent arrest at a protest will have lasting consequences. According to some reports, many of those who were arrested will probably be let go and charges will most likely be dropped. However, in some areas of the country, people will be convicted. Many people with … Read More>

Criminal Record and joining the military
I Have A Criminal Record and I Want To Join The Military
June 1, 2020

We get this question a lot - especially if one has a felony. A young and brave man or woman wants to join the military and serve their country, but their past life holds a criminal record. Will this create an issue with being accepted into the United States Armed Forces? There are six branches of the U.S. Military including … Read More>

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How to Obtain a License to Carry in Texas with a Criminal Record
May 19, 2020

If you’re trying to obtain a License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) in the State of Texas, there’s some important information you’ll need before you start the process.  If you have a criminal record, it’s especially important that you read the following. Be sure to consult with an attorney to check your options for criminal record sealing or expungement. Basic Requirements … Read More>