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Marijuana Expungement Ohio
Is Ohio The Next State To Expunge Marijuana Convictions?
July 29, 2015

We have been observing some trends related to marijuana legalization throughout our country.  We are starting to see the results of what this new legislation will do for those with criminal records for nonviolent marijuana convictions. If Ohio follows the path of Oregon and Colorado and successfully votes to legalize the drug, many advocates believe the right thing to do … Read More>

Growing as a nation
We’re Growing As A Nation
July 23, 2015

If you take a step back and look at all the progress that has happened in the last few years in America, you should be proud to be a US citizen.  There have been many progressive issues that have been in the news recently from national healthcare reform, gay marriage and one that is dear to our hearts, reformation of the … Read More>

Marijuana criminal justice reform Oregon
High Times May Lie Ahead in Oregon
July 19, 2015

The State of Oregon recently passed a law that legalized the recreational use of marijuana.  The new law reclassifies marijuana related offenses and contains a provision allowing for retroactive expungement of many marijuana related offenses.  Prior convictions for possession, delivery, and manufacture of marijuana are potentially eligible for reduction to misdemeanor or expungement.   Motor vehicle violations related to marijuana … Read More>

Renting with a criminal record in California
Have A Criminal Record And Want To Rent In California?
July 15, 2015

Landlords are very discerning in deciding who they allow to rent or lease a property. Rarely do you find a landlord that will happily lease an apartment to someone with a conviction on their record.  Think about it, if you were a landlord, wouldn’t you want to lease your apartment or home to someone who was squeaky clean and preferably … Read More>

California Felony Reductions and “Wobbler” Criminal Offenses
July 15, 2015

By:  Sam Eastman, Partner, Eastman Meyler, PCEligibility for Felony Reductions in CaliforniaWhen convicted of a felony, many civil rights and other privileges are taken away, and unless you’re able to obtain a felony reduction, pardon, or some other post-conviction relief, you will be branded as a “felon” for the rest of your life.  An restriction of particular importance to many … Read More>

California: Sealing Arrests Relating to Domestic Violence
July 13, 2015

By: Jeff Libersat, Partner, Eastman, Libersat, Meyler, PCReasons Domestic Violence Arrests in California are CommonDomestic 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 of domestic disturbances.  These policies often … Read More>

Criminal Record Expungement Scam
How to Avoid a Criminal Record Expungement Scam
July 10, 2015

As something complex gains popularity in a society, more opportunity emerges for scam artists to prey on the unassuming and unsophisticated.  This has happened (and continues to happen) in many industries including but not limited to the financial industry (remember Bernie Madoff?), the mortgage industry and many others.  The same is true when it comes to expunging a criminal record.  … Read More>

Indiana Expungement
How An Indiana Expungement Can Help Your Future!
July 9, 2015

Everyone messes up in life. Sometimes you mess up with the law and you can find yourself being arrested or even worse, being convicted of a misdemeanor or felony.  If you live in Indiana, though, you may be able to expunge these convictions or the arrest.Getting a 2nd chance in life doesn’t come often and if you do live in … Read More>

Texas Criminal Resources
Resources to Help Ex-Offenders in Texas
July 3, 2015

While America is often deemed the “Land of Opportunity” it does have its limitations – especially for ex-offenders who have been re-released into society.  The main limitations come in form of housing and employment.  Think about it – do you think a landlord or an employer, would be quick to lease an apartment to or hire an ex-offender?  As progressive … Read More>