PA judge reverses decision to delete newspaper stories

Posted on July 14th, 2010 No Comments

In a recent expungement case in Pennsylvania, defendants awarded expungement of their record included a provision to the order that demanded two Pennsylvania newspapers delete stories about the crimes being expunged.  Lawyers argued that the media’s First Amendment rights were ultimately keeping the defendants’ records from being completely expunged.

After complaints by The Centre Daily Times and The Daily Collegian, Judge Bradley Lunsford reversed the decision and has allowed the newspapers to keep the stories for fear of violating First Amendment rights.

“What’s the sense of having your record expunged if any one can Google you and it comes up,” stated the defense’s attorney.

If you or someone you know is looking to have their record expunged, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 to learn more about your rights.

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