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How to end mass incarceration
Ending Mass Incarceration Is A Big Political Talking Point
September 26, 2015

The 2016 presidential election is already shaping up to be an intense match between the donkey and the elephant parties.  While it’s way too soon to predict any front-runner for either party, several issues have already made their way into the talking points on both sides.  There are the trite talking points that arise every election such as jobs, the … Read More>

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Passing The Series 7 Exam With A Criminal Record
September 25, 2015

Are you the next Gordon Gekko Wolf of Wall Street? Do you want to be a portfolio manager or a stock broker?  If you are pursuing a career in securities trading or a related field that requires passage of the Series 7 Exam through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), you will most likely need to disclose certain misdemeanor and felony … Read More>

68 Million Americans have a criminal record
68 Million Americans Living with Convictions
September 25, 2015

“68 million people living with convictions – more than the entire population of France. We are in danger of becoming a nation of criminals, because we are policing from a place of fear.”This quote was taken from Rick Jones, executive director of Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem when he testified on June 26 on behalf of the National Association of … Read More>

Indiana Firearm Rights Restoration
Restoring Firearm Rights And Your Ability To Own A Gun In Indiana
September 2, 2015

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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Will We Ever See Expungement Of Federal Marijuana Offenses?
August 24, 2015

With all of the talk and action on marijuana legalization and related reforms, we have primarily been focused on individual states that are pursing these activities. But what options are available if you were convicted of a marijuana related offense at the Federal level? Oregon house representative Earl Blumenauer has a federal plan in the works called The Clean Slate For … Read More>

What are the Presidential Candidates Saying About Criminal Justice Reform?
August 22, 2015

The theater of Presidential campaigning is well into its first act.  And although we’re more than a year from electing a new president, many candidates are working hard to meet their constituents and appear “relatable”.  They’re proposing their campaign platform ideas such as getting the American economy back on track, eroding the corruption in Washington from big corporate interests, and … Read More>

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Get Outta Jail Free Only Happens in Monopoly
August 16, 2015

One may think that when you’re set free from prison or jail, you can begin a new life. We all see that in the movies, right? When the character walks out from the high prison walls and gets into a car and begins his/her new life without a care in the world. That’s what they call movie magic. Just because … Read More>

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Washington Welcomes WipeRecord
August 7, 2015

WipeRecord has a mission to help as many people with a criminal record as possible. We all mess up in life and sometimes those mess-ups can have serious consequences. The good news is that if you have been convicted of either a misdemeanor or felony in the state of Washington, you may be able to seal/expunge your record! Washington, like … Read More>

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Can I Become A Police Officer With A Criminal Record?
July 30, 2015

Our nation arrests its citizens in massive numbers. As many as 1/3 of our entire population is said to have a criminal record (If you have been arrested, you have a criminal record) before the age of 23 according to a 2011 National Institute of Justice Article. As a result of this unfortunate reality, many Americans have severely limited career options … Read More>

Early probation termination in California
Early Probation Termination in California
July 29, 2015

If you are currently on probation for an offense in California, is there any way to terminate your probation early?  The answer is YES!  Fortunately, California law allows a defendant to petition the court and request early termination of their probation.  Here is what you need to know!Often times the court imposes a very long period of probation, even for … Read More>