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Security Guard
Can You Become a Security Guard with a Criminal Record?
October 9, 2017

We’ve all made mistakes in our lives, whether it be copying your friend’s homework, or taking an extra handful of candy on Halloween. But what happens when one or a few mistakes have the power to influence our futures? The negative consequences of a criminal record can be many. If one of these mistakes is preventing you from pursuing a … Read More>

Adoption
Can a Felon Adopt a Child in Texas?
October 5, 2017

Every U.S. state has regulations for required background checks for the fostering or adoption process. Additionally, some states require background checks for any adult living in the household of the prospective parent or foster parent. If you have a criminal record, whether in Texas or elsewhere, and you’d like to adopt – check your local laws for more information. The following … Read More>

Florida State Seal
Florida Governor Signs Record Sealing Bill SB 118
October 3, 2017

SB 118 Summary Signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on June 16, 2017, Florida SB 118 will allow for increased record sealing and expungement opportunities for individuals charged, but not convicted, of one or more crimes. The bill passed unanimously through both the House and the Senate before reaching the desk of the Governor. It allows for automatic record sealing … Read More>

Gun Safe
Can a Felon Live with Someone Who Owns a Gun?
September 27, 2017

Most state laws, as well as federal law, prohibit anyone convicted of a felony from possessing firearms or ammunition.  The legal penalties for being a felon in possession of a firearm can be severe. However, people with criminal convictions often have questions about firearm possession and ownership. A popular question that we hear is, can a felon own a gun? If … Read More>

WipeRecord Eligibility Test
Introducing the New WipeRecord Eligibility Test
September 25, 2017

The WipeRecord website has been updated to include a brand-new eligibility test. Customers can visit our website and find out within minutes whether they are eligible for our legal services. WipeRecord, a division of Eastman Meyler PC, primarily works at expunging and sealing criminal records. We also offer other legal services such as firearm rights restoration, depending on the state. … Read More>

North Carolina
North Carolina Passes New Expungement Law SB 445
September 21, 2017

New North Carolina Law By December of this year, first-time, non-violent offenders in North Carolina will be given new opportunities for criminal record expungement. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 445 into law on July 28, 2017. The legislation was a bipartisan effort to simplify and increase access to expungements. It’s is a major improvement because previously, the state … Read More>

Nurse
Can You Be a Nurse with a Criminal Record in Texas?
September 19, 2017

Many people dream of one day having the opportunity to make a difference in their community. What better way to bring hope and cheer into the lives of the sick and scared than to be a nurse? Licensed nurses deal with our most vulnerable people: the diseased, children, elderly, and disabled.  A career in nursing is a vital component of … Read More>

Car Rental
Can I Rent a Car with a DUI?
September 15, 2017

At some point in your life, it’s likely that you may need to rent a vehicle. It could be due to car troubles, a business trip, or just to use during a vacation. Either way, you might be wondering if you can rent a car with a DUI record. In recent years, rental companies have been checking customers’ records because … Read More>

Can I Renew My DACA If I Have a Misdemeanor?
September 13, 2017

If you’ve seen the news headlines in the past week or so, then you’ve probably heard of “DACA.” For those who are not familiar with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), here’s a brief rundown. In 2012, Obama issued the policy change to suspend the deportation of illegal immigrants who entered as minors, and allow them to obtain work … Read More>

California Justice
California SB 421: Tiered Sex Offenders Registry Bill
September 11, 2017

California has over 105,000 people designated as sex offenders. It’s just one of four states that currently mandates lifetime enrollment on the sex offender’s registry. However, the state Senate just recently passed Senate Bill 421 as a bipartisan effort to reform the bloated statewide sex offender registry. The bill allows for the names of those who had committed non-violent, or … Read More>