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Joe Biden Firearm Rights
Where Will Biden Stand on Firearms?
January 4, 2021

Firearms have and will continue to be a hot topic in our national discourse for the foreseeable future. In any typical debate, the term “firearm” acts as an all-encompassing umbrella term which can incorporate everything from a single shot firearm to a semi-automatic. This in itself makes any debate  extremely complicated. When one side says that firearms should be banned, what do they mean? We … Read More>

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Is Having Bad Credit the Same as Having a Criminal Record?
December 29, 2020

When someone considers a “great” life, they might envision a fresh start.  That might include a life free from a RAP sheet, a loving family and perfect credit for starters.  Most people who have a criminal record would do anything to expunge or seal it.  No one wants to be discriminated against because of past mistakes.  So why does a criminal record have … Read More>

Minnesota Firearm Rights Restoration
Minnesota Gun Rights Restoration – The Process
December 14, 2020

Minnesota Firearm Rights If you have lost your rights to possess a firearm in Minnesota you will probably need an experienced attorney to determine whether you qualify to restore your gun rights and to competently argue your case before the courts.  Gun rights restoration is complicated because it involves interplay between both federal and state law prohibitions as well as between … Read More>

Ohio Firearm Rights Restoration
Moving Past a Criminal Record: Restoring Your Right to Own a Gun in Ohio
October 27, 2020

When an individual seeks to restore their right to own a firearm, they are not doing so to commit a crime—criminals do not care whether their firearm ownership is legal, and do not bother using the courts to regain the right to own a gun.  People restore their right to own a gun for a variety of reasons, including hunting, … Read More>

Indiana Firearm Rights Restoration
Restoring Firearm Rights And Your Ability To Own A Gun In Indiana
September 2, 2020

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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Restoring Your Gun Rights in Illinois
August 24, 2020

About 2 weeks ago, the famous Magnificent Mile was looted. It got so bad that the city bridges were raised, and some train and bus services were suspended Monday morning after unrest and looting. These actions have caused widespread damage to the city’s downtown overnight. How did this happen? According to APNews.com, “Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters that the Sunday afternoon shooting of the man who had opened fire … Read More>

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The Time is Now to Restore Your Firearm Rights
July 17, 2020

Restore Your Firearm Rights Now The chaos this country has experienced these last few years has affected us all. Lockdowns, protests, and politics have fueled anxiety, panic, and fear for many Americans.  During all this unrest firearm sales have skyrocketed to all time highs. Along with all these sales, failed background checks have skyrocketed, preventing millions of Americans from purchasing guns.  … Read More>

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Updated Expungement Laws
July 15, 2020

At WipeRecord, a division of Eastman Meyler, PC, we pride ourselves on staying up to date on numerous state laws regarding criminal record expungement and firearm rights restoration. There are several states that have recently started to embrace post-conviction relief opportunities for past offenders, realizing the importance of such relief. Just recently, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia passed sweeping legislation to … Read More>

What To Do If You’ve Been Arrested At A Protest
July 10, 2020

We’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails recently from people concerned that their recent arrest at a protest will have lasting consequences. According to some reports, many of those who were arrested will probably be let go and charges will most likely be dropped. However, in some areas of the country, people will be convicted. Many people with … Read More>

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Support the Second Chance for Georgia Campaign
June 23, 2020

The Georgia state legislature is currently omitting a key component to a criminal justice reform bill, SB 288 [SB 288 2019-2020 Regular Session]. Lawmakers have not included language to allow a pathway to expungement for nonviolent felony offenders—a measure that would provide immediate positive economic and social change for nearly 600,000 Georgians.   A felony conviction can follow a person around for … Read More>