New federal expungement law sought

Posted on June 11th, 2010 No Comments

A U.S. representative from Tennessee is introducing a bill that will help nonviolent ex-convicts expunge their federal criminal records.

The bill was discussed in a subcommittee hearing where representative explained that there are many people who struggle to get jobs because of a previous felony.

The new bill will give ex-convicts the chance to apply to have their records expunged or removed by the court that convicted them. U.S. attorneys will be allowed to make recommendations for or against the applicants.The new bill would also allow a person to re-apply for expungement every two years.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime and it is inhibiting them from becoming employed, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of Mark T. Lassiter by calling to discuss your legal options.

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