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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>

Record seal expansion Illinois
Major Record Sealing Expansion Bill Signed in Illinois
September 7, 2017

Criminal Identification Act Expanded Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner just signed into law what seems to be the broadest record sealing law in the United States. Remarkably, most misdemeanor and felony convictions are eligible for sealing as of August 2017. Still, there is a three-year eligibility waiting period, with no other findings of guilt. Also, ineligible offenses include DUI, sex crimes, animal … Read More>

AR-15 Assault Weapon
California Struggles with Gun Control Laws
September 1, 2017

California Gun Laws 2017 California continues to face legal challenges to new gun control measures. In 2000, the state banned the sale of firearm magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Until recently, residents who already possessed such large-capacity magazines could keep them. However, California passed Proposition 63 in November, which requires background checks to purchase ammunition, bans possession of … Read More>

Mexican Border
Can I Travel to Mexico with a Criminal Record?
August 30, 2017

If you want to visit Mexico, and you have a criminal record, what can you expect to happen? Travelling outside the U.S. with a criminal record can be a stressful task. Any criminal record can make it difficult to get through customs and pass the necessary background check. Some countries take criminal records more seriously than others. For example, in … Read More>

teacher classroom
Can I Become a Teacher with a Criminal Record?
August 29, 2017

If you’re concerned that a criminal record may keep you from being a teacher – you still have options. Believe it or not, under the right circumstances, an individual with a criminal record can become a teaching professional. Most can agree that teachers are constantly shaping the lives of generations to come, and it's a controversial topic to discuss hiring teachers with a … Read More>

New Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bills Pending in Congress
August 25, 2017

New Developments for Concealed Carry In March 2017, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would allow legal gun owners and concealed carry permit holders nationwide to responsibly arm themselves no matter where they are. A similar bill was also drafted by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) titled, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. … Read More>