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Your Record Has Been Expunged…Now What?
March 19, 2021

So, now that a judge has dotted all the I’s and crossed all the T’s on your granted order securing your expungement, what now? How long does it take for an expungement order to turn into a clear background check? The answer is that it depends.   According to the websites of most municipal and district courts, it can usually take up to … Read More>

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 Seal Your Criminal Record In Texas
June 28, 2017

Texas law refers to getting an order to seal your records as obtaining an "Order of Nondisclosure" - for this article we will use both terms interchangeably. The process for drafting and filing a Petition for Nondisclosure for a Texas record sealing can be a long and complex process, with many steps involved.  After determining that your criminal record qualifies for … 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>

Why Employers in California Need to Reevaluate Their Criminal Background Check Policies ASAP
May 24, 2017

Changes are coming to California in the area of employer background checks. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing has put new regulations in place regarding employers' ability to evaluate applicants through a criminal background. These regulations are meant to help limit potential 'adverse impact' on protected groups by businesses' broad use of making employment decisions based on a criminal background. The regulations … Read More>