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Restaurant
Ohio Restaurant Owner Hires Former Criminals
October 30, 2017

The owner of Hot Chicken Takeover, a popular Columbus restaurant, has made headlines in hiring former criminals as employees. The restaurant’s founder, Joe DeLoss, appeared on Megyn Kelly Today last week, talking about his business. He mentioned the restaurant’s growth and employment model, which includes hiring people who have found it difficult to get a job because of a criminal … Read More>

Kansas Governor
Kansas Governor Grants First Pardon
October 24, 2017

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued his first pardon in almost seven years in office. The pardon granted was for Mark Schmitt, who was convicted of felony theft as a college student in 1994. Schmitt had made a false insurance claim for $1,551 while attending college in Ottawa. He paid his court-ordered restitution, and has his sentence expunged in the … Read More>

US Disaster
Can the Government Confiscate My Guns During a Disaster?
October 19, 2017

During times of man-made or natural disaster, American citizens can become concerned with the government’s response to crisis and how it will affect them. During times of tragedy, Governors of affected areas are liable to declare a state of emergency.  This declaration suspends or alters the typical actions of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of government. It can result in … Read More>

Court
Can I Expunge a Felony Criminal Record?
October 17, 2017

As many as 1 in 3 Americans have some type of criminal record. Criminal record expungement is the process of getting your record physically sealed, destroyed, or otherwise removed from the public sphere. Expungement laws vary from state to state, and some are more beneficial than others. Yet, the main objective of an expungement is to treat your conviction(s) as … Read More>

Background Check
How Do You Fail a Background Check?
October 11, 2017

As you may know, many employers conduct background checks on their potential employees. A background check can search for things like criminal records, commercial records, and financial records of an individual or organization. It’s important to be prepared beforehand, so that you do not ultimately fail. Let’s face it – no one likes the process. So, it’s important to be … Read More>

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

See If You Qualify for Services NOW 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, … 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>