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Criminal Record and joining the military
I Have A Criminal Record and I Want To Join The Military
June 1, 2020

We get this question a lot - especially if one has a felony. A young and brave man or woman wants to join the military and serve their country, but their past life holds a criminal record. Will this create an issue with being accepted into the United States Armed Forces? There are six branches of the U.S. Military including … Read More>

How to Obtain a License to Carry in Texas with a Criminal Record
May 19, 2020

If you’re trying to obtain a License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) in the State of Texas, there’s some important information you’ll need before you start the process.  If you have a criminal record, it’s especially important that you read the following. Be sure to consult with an attorney to check your options for criminal record sealing or expungement. Basic Requirements … Read More>

How to Restore Firearm Rights in New York
May 9, 2020

The collateral consequences of a criminal conviction can be devastating and enduring.  A felony conviction affects civil rights, firearm rights, and can be a huge barrier to employment opportunities.  Fortunately, New York offers multiple forms of relief for individuals with criminal convictions.  The benefits that come with these various forms of relief are immense, particularly with regard to employment opportunities … Read More>

Here’s What to Expect at a Court Hearing
April 21, 2020

A court hearing can be quite daunting, whether it’s your first or fifth time going. When you go to court, it is generally said that you're attending a “hearing.” Preparing for a hearing can cost a lot of time, effort, and expenses for both the plaintiff and the defendant. However, it is crucial to prepare to the best of your … Read More>

How to Get a Job with a Felony
April 14, 2020

Many people have been laid off, are seeking unemployment, and might be wondering how to get a job with a felony? Unemployment numbers have skyrocketed as the novel Coronavirus continues to disrupt the U.S. economy. Millions of American workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have applied for unemployment insurance. However, when our doors to businesses are open once again, the … Read More>

Texas Capitol
Austin, Texas Legalizes Hemp, Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana
April 2, 2020

In the capitol of Texas, Austin, a heated debate has ensued after the state recently passed House Bill 1325.  The Bill legalized the production and consumption of hemp. Because of the new law, many district attorneys now require officials to distinguish between hemp from marijuana. Because, marijuana is still illegal in the state, and the substance should be confirmed before … Read More>

California Bear
Can You Expunge Traffic Offenses and Violations in California?
April 1, 2020

Many people wonder if they can get a traffic offense or violation removed from their records. Having a DUI or driving without a license conviction show up on your record can have negative consequences. It can inhibit your job or housing opportunities by having that unfortunate mark of a criminal record. Generally, traffic violations fall into three categories: infractions, misdemeanors, … Read More>

Utah State Seal
Utah Passes New Expungement Law
March 27, 2020

What is 'Clean Slate' Expungement? Lawmakers in State of Utah passed what’s known as a series of “clean slate” expungement laws, helping people remove criminal records from their past. Utah’s measures have followed the footsteps of similar laws recently enacted in states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Clean slate expungements generally refer to widespread opportunities to remove criminal records. … Read More>

Job Application
What to Do If You’re Laid off and Have a Criminal Record?
March 18, 2020

Effects of Coronavirus: Prepare for a Job Application The entire nation is currently dealing with the threat of the Coronavirus disease. The global pandemic has quickly created a serious economic impact for the U.S. Many questions are running through American workers’ heads. One of those being, will I still have a job in the near future? Or, what happens if I … Read More>

California Firearm Rights Restoration
How to Restore Firearm Rights in California
February 28, 2020

Restoring Your Gun Rights in California California Gun Restrictions The Second Amendment right to bear arms is a Constitutional right that many Americans hold dearly.  There are a number of ways your right to own a gun in California may be taken from you. Your gun rights can be taken away in California for any of the following: Having a felony conviction; Having … Read More>