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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>

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>

Criminal Record and joining the military
I Have A Criminal Record and I Want To Join The Military…
June 19, 2015

We get this question a lot. 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 the Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Air … Read More>