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New Expungement Laws – Criminal Record Removal Rundown
July 7, 2017

As you may know, living with a criminal record can be very difficult. A criminal record can create barriers between you and the job, housing, or license you would otherwise qualify for. Chances are, you’ve experienced a background check at least once in the past – or maybe you are facing one in the near future. Fortunately, many states have … Read More>

Can I Get in The SENTRI Line at The Airport With a Record?
July 6, 2017

If you're like many of us, you get tired of waiting in long U.S. Customs lines at the airport when you arrive from another country. Screaming kids, not so friendly agents and having just arrived from a long flight from another country makes for quite the headache. But what about those alternative lines that are designated for members only and … Read More>

How Will an Expungement Affect My Ability to Travel?
July 5, 2017

Traveling is something all of us enjoy doing and wish we could do more of. We enjoy sightseeing in new places and creating lasting memories with our loved ones. But what if you want to travel and have a criminal record? Will this affect your ability to travel? The short answer, it depends. Countries Vary Your ability to travel with a  criminal record greatly … Read More>

Applying For an Order of Nondisclosure in Texas
June 28, 2017

The process for drafting and filing a Petition for Nondisclosure for record sealing can be a long and complex process, with many steps involved.  After determining that your criminal record qualifies for sealing, you must then:Draft a Petition for Nondisclosure meeting statutory requirements File it in the court that placed you on deferred adjudication Attend a hearing if required … Read More>

Can I Get My CFA with a Criminal Record?
June 22, 2017

For individuals with criminal records, you may think it's a long-shot to accomplish certain things like working a great job, finding a home, pursuing education, etc. For those pursuing a career in finance who want to increase their chances of earning a higher salary or getting that top dog job, receiving their CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter is crucial to … Read More>

What is an Illinois Certificate of Sealing?
June 21, 2017

Going through life with a criminal record can be difficult. Fortunately, Illinois allows individuals to seal or expunge their criminal records in many cases, depending on the type of crime. Unfortunately, on the other hand, there are still many criminal offenses that are not eligible to be sealed in Illinois. For one-time Class 3 or Class 4 felony criminal records … Read More>

Can I Get an MBA With a Criminal Record?
June 19, 2017

As stated in previous posts, one of the benefits of expunging your record includes applying for student loans if an individual decides to pursue higher education. Furthermore, many schools will ask about and look into the existence of any criminal record of an applicant. By getting a master's degree, you can apply for higher-end jobs in large companies, and earn … Read More>

How Much Does a Record Expungement Cost?
June 12, 2017

The Big Question A question we are often asked is 'how much does an expungement cost?' The answer, well there isn't an easy answer. Expungement prices can vary greatly, as everyone's case is unique to their situation. Multiple factors can influence the cost of an expungement, such as the crime committed and the state it took place in. There is an important … Read More>

How Long Does an Expungement Take?
June 7, 2017

 The Process The process of criminal record expungement or sealing can be a long and winding road, but the help of an experienced expungement attorney significantly shortens the process... What are the typical steps involved in a criminal record sealing or expungement? The first step is gathering the relevant criminal records. You must fully and accurately know the details of your … Read More>

ICE Officials Cracking Down on Immigrants Without Criminal Records in New England
June 6, 2017

Doubling Down on Deportation Immigrants in the New England area who are without a criminal record appear to be a prioritized target by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Arrests of non-criminal immigrants living in New England without proper authorization has more than tripled this year alone. These mass arrests appear to be in line with the Trump Administration's focus on … Read More>