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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>

Can You Go to College with a Criminal Record?
August 21, 2017

Millions of Americans will be heading to college in the Fall in the hopes of economic achievement and personal prosperity. Unfortunately, for some, a criminal record will separate them from having the opportunity of a college experience. As a young adult unaware of what the future holds, mistakes can be made, often leading to a criminal record. Whether you have … Read More>

How to Rent an Apartment with a Criminal Record
August 18, 2017

As you may already know, a criminal record can make it very difficult when trying to rent a new apartment. No matter where you're located, landlords almost always conduct a background check as part of the application process. As mentioned in a previous blog post, some cities are passing laws to prevent the discrimination of renters with a criminal record. … Read More>

Seattle Passes Law Restricting Landlords’ Use of Criminal Records
August 17, 2017

Here’s some good news for those people with a criminal record in Washington. On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted 8 to 0 to prohibit landlords from using criminal records to screen prospective tenants. The only exception to the new ordinance are sex offenders – and landlords must still demonstrate a legitimate business reason if they deny housing to a … Read More>

Why Labor Is A Great Occupation for Ex-Criminals
July 27, 2017

It's difficult to find a great job in today's world. If you're an ex-offender, you may be desperately struggling to find work. You may feel like there's nowhere left to turn, but there is one industry that is hiring ex-criminals in numerous states. Labor and construction markets are crucial to the formation of an abundance of land and city projects … Read More>

An Example of Ex-Felons Contributing to Society
July 17, 2017

For some convicted felons, the end of your criminal record expungement process can be a sigh of relief. With the rewarding benefits and the weight of your past lifted off your shoulders, you feel that you can finally get back to living a normal life. You may be asking yourself, what is a gratifying way I can contribute to society? Look … Read More>

New ‘Second Chance’ Record Sealing Law in Texas
July 13, 2017

Texas Governor Greg Abbott just recently signed a bill into law allowing first-time DWI offenders to petition to have their criminal record sealed. House Bill 3016, termed the “Second Chance Bill,” allows people convicted of one low-level offense – including a DWI with a blood alcohol level under 0.14 or nonviolent Class C misdemeanors – to request that the record … Read More>

Can I Get An Airport Job With a Criminal Record?
July 11, 2017

Recently, we've harped on traveling with a criminal record, and why an expungement can benefit your life in this area. Everything from security lines, to visiting foreign countries, traveling is a way of life for many people. For other individuals, they are accustomed to working in the travel industry, most notably at airports. If you're a fan of aviation, you might … Read More>