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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>

Handgun
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>

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Here’s What to Expect at a Court Hearing
April 21, 2020

A court hearing can be quite daunting, whether it’s your first or fifth time going. When you go to court, it is generally said that you're attending a “hearing.” Preparing for a hearing can cost a lot of time, effort, and expenses for both the plaintiff and the defendant. However, it is crucial to prepare to the best of your … Read More>

Job
How to Get a Job with a Felony
April 14, 2020

Many people have been laid off, are seeking unemployment, and might be wondering how to get a job with a felony? Unemployment numbers have skyrocketed as the novel Coronavirus continues to disrupt the U.S. economy. Millions of American workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have applied for unemployment insurance. However, when our doors to businesses are open once again, the … Read More>

Texas Capitol
Austin, Texas Legalizes Hemp, Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana
April 2, 2020

In the capitol of Texas, Austin, a heated debate has ensued after the state recently passed House Bill 1325.  The Bill legalized the production and consumption of hemp. Because of the new law, many district attorneys now require officials to distinguish between hemp from marijuana. Because, marijuana is still illegal in the state, and the substance should be confirmed before … Read More>

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Can You Expunge Traffic Offenses and Violations in California?
April 1, 2020

Many people wonder if they can get a traffic offense or violation removed from their records. Having a DUI or driving without a license conviction show up on your record can have negative consequences. It can inhibit your job or housing opportunities by having that unfortunate mark of a criminal record. Generally, traffic violations fall into three categories: infractions, misdemeanors, … Read More>

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Utah Passes Clean Slate Criminal Record Expungement
March 27, 2020

What is 'Clean Slate' Expungement?Lawmakers in State of Utah passed what’s known as a series of “clean slate” expungement laws, helping people remove criminal records from their past. Utah’s measures have followed the footsteps of similar laws recently enacted in states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Clean slate expungements generally refer to widespread opportunities to remove criminal records. … Read More>

Job Application
What to Do If You’re Laid off and Have a Criminal Record?
March 18, 2020

Effects of Coronavirus: Prepare for a Job Application The entire nation is currently dealing with the threat of the Coronavirus disease. The global pandemic has quickly created a serious economic impact for the U.S. Many questions are running through American workers’ heads. One of those being, will I still have a job in the near future? Or, what happens if I … Read More>

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Illinois Legalizes Marijuana and Pardons Thousands of Convictions
January 2, 2020

The year 2020 is now upon us, and a lot has changed in the State of Illinois. In May, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB 1438 to legalize recreational marijuana use and sale. Then in June, Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker signed this historic bill into law. The new rules took effect as the New Year rang in, and thousands lined … Read More>