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A new Illinois law, House Bill 3061, goes into effect on January 1, 2014 and will allow individuals convicted of some Class 3 and 4 felony offenses to seal the records from their conviction.This change in the expungement law expands eligibility for record clearing relief in Illinois and will allow more former offenders to secure employment, apply for housing, and move forward with their lives.

A recent New York appellate court ruling will provide more people the opportunity to seal the drug offense convictions. The court recently reversed a lower court’s order denying the defendant’s motion to seal the record of his conviction.

A bill introduced in the Minnesota legislature would expand the benefits of expungement by allowing a judge to seal criminal records that are held by agencies that are under the direction of the executive branch.  The bill, HF1845, would fix a ... Continue reading

Senate Bill 391, which expands existing expungement law to include many misdemeanors, is schedule to be voted on by the full Senate today.   The bill received unanimous support from the Appropriations Committee in April of 2013.   If passed ... Continue reading

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will reduce the waiting period for those looking to receive a Certificate of Rehabilitation.   The law is great news for many former offenders who hope to receive a Certificate, which ... Continue reading

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