Governor Chris Christie Announces Deal on Expungement Bills

Earlier this month, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced three bills that aim to give former inmates a better chance at finding a job. This legislation deal is a product of Christie’s discussions with State Senator Sandra Cunningham, a long-time proponent of expungement. Last year, Christie signed a bill proposed by Cunningham, called the “ban the box” legislation, that prevents employers from asking about job applicants’ criminal history early on in the interview process. The newest legislation signed this month has strengthened the ban the box law to include language in the original bill for those who have had their records expunged. The second bill shortens the waiting time to expunge an entire juvenile record from five years to three years. Lastly, the third bill increases the number of offenses a person can get expunged from three to four. The bill also reduces the expungement eligibility waiting time from ten years to six years and allows for the expungement for possession of marijuana with the intent to sell up to one ounce.

Christie aims to give people a second chance with the trio of new bills. The governor stated that these bills “prevent a childhood or adolescent mistake from ruining someone’s future, while still ensuring there are appropriate consequences for unlawful behavior and lessons are learned.” Senator Cunningham explained that the goal of the new legislation is about “removing barriers for residents and helping them to overcome the obstacles that exist to finding employment, taking care of their families and setting their lives on the right path.”

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Cuba Gooding Jr. receives expungement after shoving woman

Academy Award winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has had warrant for his arrest expunged from his record.

The Radio star got into a heated argument at New Orleans’ The Old Absinthe House when patrons began taking pictures of him. The bartender asked him to leave. He shoved her and called her a racist outside.

Police issued a warrant for his arrest last Tuesday, but the bartender chose not to press charges. Gooding Jr.’s expungement has already been signed by the court, wiping this incidence off of his record permanently.

If  you have been accused of a crime and the charges were dismissed or you were found innocent, you may be able to remove the crime from your record through an expungement. Contact the Dallas expungement lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214.845.7007 to learn more.

Dallas men facing criminal charges after protest

A pair of Dallas men who sought a marriage certificate are now facing criminal charges after protesting the state’s law banning homosexual marriages.

Homosexual marriages have been prohibited in Texas since 2005. The two men went to file for a marriage certificate that knowing they would be denied. In protest, the handcuffed themselves to one another and refused to leave the courthouse grounds.

They were charged with Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing, which carries a fine of up to $2,000 and can land them in jail for up to 180 days. Similar criminal trespassing charges are given a Class C charge, which would have much more lenient penalties.

Class C misdemeanor charges are typically eligible for expungement. If you want to have all eligible crimes removed from your public record, contact the Dallas expungement attorneys from The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter.

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.

Former police chief seeks record expungement

In the small town of Elmwood Place, a former police chief is seeking the expungement of his record after he was labeled a sexual criminal by the state of Ohio.

In 2003, the man served as the police chief of the Elmwood Place Police Department for 11 days. His time was cut short after he used a police-issued computer in order to solicit sex from a female that he thought was 15 years old. In reality, the young girl on the internet was actually an undercover police officer.

He is currently trying to have his official record expunged of his past sex crimes, but he is facing a hurdle. The position the man held when he committed this crime may stand in the way of his record expungement. However, he claims that he has participated in every program that has been assigned to him and that he has been an upstanding citizen since his arrest in 2003.

If you have been convicted of a crime, and now want that crime expunged from your record, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Dallas man pleads guilty to kidnapping, sentenced to prison

A 24-year-old Dallas man has pleaded guilty to the charges against him stemming from a December 2010 incident in which he, along with two accomplices, robbed and abducted a Denton woman.

The men forced the women to withdraw from numerous ATM’s and ultimately left her in the trunk of a car for more than 14 hours while they drove from Texas to New Mexico. The woman was later released, and returned home to Texas. The Dallas man entered a guilty plea on the charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.

The two other men involved were previously sentenced for their parts in the crime. The 24-year-old was the last to be sentenced, and was given 60 years for each charge. He will serve his sentences in prison concurrently.

There are numerous occasions where people are unfairly charged with a crime. These individuals have the right to have their records expunged in order to return to their normal lives. If you are interested in learning more about record expungement, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Former Texas lawyer seeks expungement of record

In 2011, a Texas lawyer attended a concert during the SXSW music festival in Austin. During that concert, a piece of camera equipment from the stage fell directly onto his head. Since that day, he has had trouble keeping his thoughts in place.

His brain injury caused him to be unable to return to work as a prominent lawyer. He would constantly be at a loss for words, and didn’t understand things as clearly as he used to. He lost his ability to control his impulses, and that caused him to get arrested last June after he jumped a fence onto a soccer field.

He claims that his friend was joking about jumping the fence onto the field, but the former lawyer took the direction seriously, and scaled the fence. It was a seven foot drop. He is seen on video running through the field with his shirt off. He was arrested for public intoxication, and fell apart in court. He plans on having the arrest and charges expunged from his record.

If you are interested in learning more about how criminal records can be expunged, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Violence in Dallas rises in 2012

For the past eight years in the city of Dallas, crime has been steadily decreasing. Since the beginning of 2012, the overall crime across the city has declined, but by less than one percent.

Violent crime in Dallas has increased drastically since the onset of the new year. It has risen by 25 percent, according to new reports. The Dallas Police made a statement regarding the rise, and made sure to notify the public that they are planning on reducing that number greatly.

One of the reasons why crime in Dallas was at an all-time low was due to more police officers in the city being put on patrol duty during their shifts. These positions are not as liked by detectives, who are usually not out on patrol, but this may be an option that is selected to focus on the reduction of the violent crime.

People have been charged with crimes unfairly on a regular basis. It is important for those individuals to understand that they have the option to expunge their record. If you are interested in learning more about how criminal records can be expunged, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

City of Dallas now home to 50th Fuzzy’s Taco Shops

The Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are pleased to announce that the 50th Fuzzy’s Taco Shop store has opened in Dallas, Texas.

The new Fuzzy’s restaurant is located on West Mockingbird Lane near Love Field. The Ft.Worth-based restaurant is pleased that their 50th store opening is in Dallas, Texas. Out of their 50 locations, 40 stores are located in the state of Texas. Fuzzy’s Taco Shops are famous for their large serving sizes and affordable prices.

The stores are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have a large variety on their menus. The new Dallas location is a franchise location and the two operators are looking forward to serving the Dallas residents. To learn more about Dallas restaurants and local news, please visit the D Magazine website today.

High School founder wants criminal record expunged

One of the founders of Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts in Somers Point, New Jersey is seeking expungement of his criminal record in order to return to the board of trustees for the school.

The 60-year-old founder was arrested in 1974 for smoking marijuana. He thought that his record was expunged many years ago, but apparently he was mistaken.  A law requiring all board of trustees members to undergo background checks turned up the 1974 arrest.

The man voluntarily stepped down from his position and is hopeful that once his record is expunged he can return to the board. He will attend his expungement hearing this month in order to move forward with the removal of the charge.

If you are interested in learning more about how criminal records can be expunged, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

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