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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>

Police officer criminal record
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>

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>