In the News: PA Clean Slate Law gives chance to seal criminal records

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Blog, Criminal Records and Employment, In the News | 0 comments

On December 26th, 2018, Pennsylvania’s new Clean Slate Law took effect and made more people with certain misdemeanor convictions eligible to get their criminal records sealed. Under the previous law, many with convictions for lower level simple assault convictions found that they were not eligible to have their old convictions sealed. After lobbying and education efforts, the Pennsylvania legislature amended the record-sealing law to help...

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In the News: NM Legislature proposes limiting public access to criminal records

Posted by on Feb 26, 2009 in Criminal Records and Employment, Proposed Laws | 0 comments

Legislators in New Mexico are considering a law that would limit public access to criminal records after a specific period of time. Under existing laws, the public is able to access a defendant’s criminal records indefinitely. Under the proposed law, public access to petty misdemeanor convictions would be eliminated after one year while access to non-violent felonies would be eliminated after ten years. However, convictions for sex crimes...

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In the News: Major cities dropping criminal history question from job applications

Posted by on Jan 6, 2009 in Criminal Records and Employment | 0 comments

In an effort to help former convicts gain employment, many major cities are removing questions regarding criminal history from their employment applications. In some cities, questions about an applicant’s criminal background will still be applied for those seeking sensitive positions. For more information, go to: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28509398/ Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...

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