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New California Expungement and Record Sealing Law to Help Thousands
January 4, 2019

With the recent passage of Assembly Bill No. 1115, California has expanded eligibility to people looking to seal an arrest record or expunge a conviction.  Over the last few years, many states have been expanding their expungement and record sealing laws, but they typically don’t make changes as big as the law which took effect January 1, 2018.       … Read More>

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Can I Expunge a Felony Criminal Record?
October 17, 2017

As many as 1 in 3 Americans have some type of criminal record. Criminal record expungement is the process of getting your record physically sealed, destroyed, or otherwise removed from the public sphere. Expungement laws vary from state to state, and some are more beneficial than others. Yet, the main objective of an expungement is to treat your conviction(s) as … Read More>

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Florida Governor Signs Record Sealing Bill SB 118
October 3, 2017

SB 118 Summary Signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on June 16, 2017, Florida SB 118 will allow for increased record sealing and expungement opportunities for individuals charged, but not convicted, of one or more crimes. The bill passed unanimously through both the House and the Senate before reaching the desk of the Governor. It allows for automatic record sealing … Read More>

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Introducing the New WipeRecord Eligibility Test
September 25, 2017

The WipeRecord website has been updated to include a brand-new eligibility test. Customers can visit our website and find out within minutes whether they are eligible for our legal services. WipeRecord, a division of Eastman Meyler PC, primarily works at expunging and sealing criminal records. We also offer other legal services such as firearm rights restoration, depending on the state. … Read More>

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North Carolina Passes New Expungement Law SB 445
September 21, 2017

New North Carolina Law By December of this year, first-time, non-violent offenders in North Carolina will be given new opportunities for criminal record expungement. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 445 into law on July 28, 2017. The legislation was a bipartisan effort to simplify and increase access to expungements. It’s is a major improvement because previously, the state … Read More>

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California SB 421: Tiered Sex Offenders Registry Bill
September 11, 2017

California has over 105,000 people designated as sex offenders. It’s just one of four states that currently mandates lifetime enrollment on the sex offender’s registry. However, the state Senate just recently passed Senate Bill 421 as a bipartisan effort to reform the bloated statewide sex offender registry. The bill allows for the names of those who had committed non-violent, or … Read More>

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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>

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>

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>