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.

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.

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.

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.

Judge has expungement of domestic violence charge

A former senior judge in Pennsylvania recently had a domestic violence charge expunged from his record.  The judge was charged with domestic violence in January 2010 after shoving his wife.

The judge received probation for the domestic charge.  The probation included participation in Luzerne county’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program, which included a domestic violence intervention program and anger management.

After completing the terms of his probation, the judge filed for expungement and another judge approved the expungement.  The judge’s lawyers have expressed interest in asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reinstate the judge’s position.

If you or someone you know wants to learn more about having criminal charges expunged from their record, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Dallas deputies told not to fight crime

This Monday, sources revealed that officials with the Dallas County Constable’s Association ask deputies not to fight criminal activity in the city.

Texas deputy constables are licensed peace officers.  They are trained in how to address criminal activity and are certified to carry weapons.

However, after an incident involving a mother repeatedly asking a deputy to help her find her two kidnapped sons and him refusing, it was revealed that Precinct 1 has a “no-chase” policy.

President of the Dallas County Constable’s Association Renee Christian stated, “Those officers have been told — and I don’t know by which administrators — that if you see some criminal activity, turn your head.  Handle your civil process.”

The Dallas County Constable’s Association met yesterday to address policies for deputies in the county.

If you have been wrongfully charged with a crime and are seeking to have the charge removed from your record, contact the Dallas expungement attorneys of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007 to learn more about how we can help you.

School district in Georgia seeks expungement

The Baker County School System in Georgia is seeking an expungement just weeks after a grand jury in the county ordered an investigation into the school district’s finances.

Problems began when a group called the Baker County Citizens Concerned Citizens for Education suggested investigating the district for “questionable expenditures.”

The motion for expungment states that the jury “did not have the authority under Georgia law to act the way it did.”

In addition, the motion seeks the removal of records concerning investigations into the districts supposed “questionable expenditures” and the publishing of a notice of correction.

To discuss the expungement process with an experienced and compassionate attorney, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Doctor not required to register as sex offender with expungement

The lawyer for an Iowa doctor is defending the physician against charges related to failure to register as a sex offender in the Iowa Sex Offender Registry.

The 31-year old doctor was convicted of  fifth-degree non-consensual sexual contact with an underage girl in 2002.  At the time, the doctor was working as a resident at the Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa.  The doctor later had the conviction expunged and the charges removed from his record.

After moving out of the state and then returning in July, the doctor was charged with failure to register as a sex offender.  According to the doctor’s lawyer, registering as a sex offender would defeat the purpose of the man’s expungement.

If you or someone you know is seeking an expungement, contact the Dallas expungement attorneys of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 to learn more about how expungement can benefit your life.

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