August 27

The Current State of Expungement Laws —Part I: Statutory Expungement

Having a criminal record can severely limit anyone’s ability to get a job or housing or financial assistance. Fortunately, there is a way to “erase” your criminal history. This is called “expunging” or “sealing” your criminal records. The easiest way is called a statutory expungement. A statutory expungement seals your judicial (court) records and your…
August 7

Sentencing: How Important Is This?

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. ~Abraham Lincoln The majority of cases make it to sentencing. The only ones that don’t are those with a Not Guilty verdict from a judge or jury, cases with plea bargains including a continuance for dismissal, and straight dismissals by the prosecutor or…