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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>

LaGrange County to Hold Record Restriction Day
June 2, 2017

LaGrange's First Record Restriction Day The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, along with the Troup County Criminal Justice System and sheriff's office, has begun the planning stages of the first ever LaGrange Record Restriction Day. Georgia law currently allows record expungements under certain conditions. To completely wipe marks off of one's record, individuals must petition various different agencies and wait for their request … Read More>

House Bill 746: North Carolina’s Repeal of Local Background Checks for Handguns
June 1, 2017

Elephant Crossing Republican lawmakers in the House are once again attempting to repeal North Carolina's requirements for having a concealed carry permit in order to carry a handgun. House Bill 746   would remove the state's requirement for a concealed carry permit, changing state law by allowing any U.S. citizen 18 or older who legally owns a firearm to carry it concealed, except in … Read More>

Uber Enters the Trucking World
May 31, 2017

Press a button, Get a load! While you may think you can only use the Uber app to order a ride or food, you can now order a load for your truck! Enter Uber Freight, the ride-sharing company's new solution to connect professional truck drivers to shippers. Designed to be a middleman in the scheduling process, Uber Freight takes the inconvenience out … Read More>

Rhode Island House Panel Approves Expungement Bill
May 30, 2017

Adding to the list of on-going states looking to give those with a criminal history another chance, the House Panel approved a piece of legislation in Rhode Island that would allow a judge to wipe a record with as many as five misdemeanor convictions clean. With unanimous approval from key House committee and support from Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, the bill … Read More>

CO Governor Hickenlooper Pardons Felon to Fend Off Deportation
May 26, 2017

Last week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D), gave a pardon to a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed at a Blockbuster video store in 1998. Rene Lima-Marin came to the U.S. during the 1980 Mariel boat lift  from Cuba. Despite obtaining legal residency, Lima-Marin was convicted in 2000 and was sentenced to 98 years in prison.In 2008, Lima-Marin was … Read More>