South Carolina sets up expungment workshop to help job seekers

Officials in South Carolina are setting up an expungement workshop in the area in order to help job seekers with criminal records gain a fresh start.

According to event officials, the main objective is to inform residents of the rules of expungements and pardons and it will take place at Tri-County Technical College.

All residents in Oconee, Pickens and Anderson Counties are invited to attend and representatives from the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services will be at the event to explain details and answer questions.

A pardon works to clear legal infractions so that a person can obtain certain licenses or secure certain jobs. An expungement works to clear a criminal record for all convictions received in the state of South Carolina.

If you are interested to learn more about how the expungement process works in the state of Texas, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter today.

Pittsburgh police place officers with criminal charges on ‘modified duty’

Officials with the Pittsburgh Police Department have stated that four or five of the officers will be place on ‘modified duty’ because they currently have criminal charges on their record, even though the officers were never convicted of the crimes.

The officers will likely move to desk jobs and will not be able to wear uniforms or perform daily tasks until they each have the records expunged.

Once their records are expunged, the officers will be able to return to normal working schedules. The deputy chief for the law enforcement agency stated that many of the charges were said to be domestic violence related.

If you or a loved one is need of an expungement to clear your record, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

City of Florence offers pardon expungement, nearly 500 show up

The city of Florence offered a pardon expungement workshop for those in the area who were interested. The workshop was held at Wayside Chapel Baptist Church last Monday and nearly 500 people were in attendance.

The hundreds that showed up in order to have their ‘minor run-ins’ with the law taken off their record have stated that this expungement of their criminal records will allow them opportunities that have been denied to them in the past.

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services discussed the process of expungment and what needed to be done in order to do this successfully. An expungement will clear any criminal record in the state of South Carolina.

If you or a loved one is in need of an expungement lawyer, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007  today.

Tennessee Legislature expands expungement eligibility

A new law passed by the Tennessee Legislature that went into effect yesterday increases the kinds of offenses that can qualify for expungement in that state.

The Tennessee law includes a list of 28 felonies and 45 misdemeanors that will now be expungeable. It adds some requirements to be eligible for the expungement, but an experienced expunction attorney can help you understand whether you meet those qualifications or not.

Expungement can help you have a fresh start by removing past criminal offenses from your record. This can help you avoid the consequences that may come with a criminal record, such as inability to apply for certain jobs.

There are numerous reasons why you need expungement after being convicted of a crime. To learn more about how expungement can help you, contact the expungement attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ first-round draft pick pleads not guilty to DUI

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ first-round draft pick, Justin Blackmon, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor aggravated DUI charge after being arrested early Sunday morning with a blood alcohol content of 0.24.

The 22-year-old wide receiver was only charged with a misdemeanor because he does not have a prior DUI on his record. He was almost charged with a DUI in Texas in 2010, but it was reduced to a minor in possession (MIP) charge so that he only paid a fine.

His hearing is scheduled for July 24, three days before the Jaguars’ summer training camp begins.

If he is found not guilty, he can have the arrest expunged from his record. If you have old arrests on your record and would like them removed, contact the expungement lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007.

Three UT football players arrested for disobeying police

Three seniors on the UT football team were arrested early Monday morning following a disturbance at a downtown Austin night club.

Defensive end Alex Okafor, tight end Barrett Matthews, and safety Kenneth Vaccaro refused to leave the establishment when asked to by its proprietors.

Officers arrived on the scene at approximately 1:29 a.m. Monday morning. The group refused to leave when asked by officers as well. They were arrested for failure to obey a lawful order, a misdemeanor.

If you are charged with a nonviolent misdemeanor, you may be able to have it removed from your record. Contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007 to learn more.

Violent crimes on the rise in Dallas

A report released by the Dallas Police Department shows that the city’s crime rates are changing. While the overall crime rate in the city is decreasing, violent crimes are on the rise.

From the beginning of January through the end of February of this year, violent crimes have increased drastically (by 19%) compared to the same time frame last year.

Rape, robbery, and aggravated assault have all increased. However, on a more positive note, nonviolent crimes have decreased for the eighth year in a row.

Nonviolent crimes are often eligible to be expunged from a person’s record. If you have a nonviolent crime on your record, contact the Dallas expungement attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at  214-845-7007.

Woman’s record expunged after being falsely accused of murder

A 29-year-old York City woman was charged with first-degree murder over 11 years ago. The case against  her was eventually dismissed, but the public records of her charges still existed. The woman has finally taken the necessary steps in order to expunge her record of the criminal charges.

The murder happened at a cross street that the woman happened to be driving by when she stopped to comfort the dying victim. She was named in the murder by an inmate who was looking for a way out of his own sentence. The woman spent nine months in jail facing death row before the court realized the statements didn’t match any evidence for the case.

Having a public record of these charges made it nearly impossible to find work. Now that her record has been completely expunged, she is hopeful that she can begin her life again.

The 29-year-old mother doesn’t regret stopping to help the man because she believes it was the right thing to do at the  time.

To learn more about expunging criminal records, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

NFL player has dilemma with law again

Green Bay Packers player Johnny Jolly has had another run in with the law. The Defensive End was arrested outside of Houston for possession of drug charges and tampering with evidence.

This arrest comes as no surprise seeing as how it is Jolly’s third drug-related arrest in the past three years. The NFL suspended Jolly for an indefinite period in 2010 when his first possession arrest was up for a trial.

The Defensive End had a chance to get his former conviction expunged if he stayed out of trouble during his five-year probation under “deferred adjudication.” Jolly chose not to listen to his initial sentencing and is now facing serious jail time for his recent convictions.

If you or someone you know is interested to learn how criminal charges can be expunged from your record, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Expunction in Texas explained

Some employers and other agencies can be wary of individuals with criminal records.  To combat this, Texans who have been charged or convicted of certain crimes can have charges removed from their record through expungement.

Expungement, or expunction, allows Texans to file a petition to have criminal charges removed from their record.  Chapter 55 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure says that individuals who were found not guilty but have the arrest on their record, individuals with dropped charges, and individuals with an overturned conviction can file for expunction.

Texans with Class C misdemeanors and who have been ordered to complete deferred adjudication can also have charges expunged if all requirements of the probation were completed correctly.

To learn more about expungement in Texas, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007 today.

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