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.

Former Dallas Cowboy to speak to rookies regarding off-field conduct

Former Dallas Cowboy Adam “Pacman” Jones will speak to the league’s incoming rookies this month concerning their off-the-field conduct.

Jones’ career has been plagued with trouble arising from his behavior outside of work. He missed an entire season dealing with the backlash of his involvement in a strip club shooting that left a person paralyzed. Jones was also suspended for six games right before being traded to the Cowboys in 2008 for an alcohol-induced altercation with a bodyguard. Last year, he had a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest dismissed, making it eligible for expungement.

He hopes he can teach the incoming rookie class to not make the same mistakes he has made.

Even you have had your criminal charges dismissed or have been found not guilty of a crime, the accusations may still be on your record. However, you may be able to have them expunged. Contact the expungement lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007 to learn more.

Expungement Summit to take place in Cook County

The Cook County Circuit Court will hold an “Expungement Summit” in Blue Island at a local high school so that people can come expunge their records for a small court fee.

If a person does not qualify for expungement, they can seal their records permanently from the public. If neither expungement or permanent sealing work, they may go for the process to apply for clemency.

The attendance level at the event it expected to be between 3,000 and 4,000. Over 75 volunteers will be working to make this operation function smoothly. There will also be free shuttles that will be taking people to Blue Island. All of the five previous summits were held in Chicago, this will be the first to happen in the suburbs.

If you or a loved one are looking to expunge your record, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-651-1121.

Utah bill streamlines expungement process

Utah’s expungement statute has recently been modified to become one of the most streamlined and progressive in the country.

Revisions in House Bill 21, signed into law March 29, will take effect May 11 and allow petitioners to expunge their records without the help of a lawyer.

“The code was so confusing, not only for the everyday citizen, but for those trying to implement and enforce it. So we went through the entire code (statute) to make it more understandable” said Bill sponsor Rep. Julie Fisher, R-Fruit Heights.

According to Fisher, the bill does not make any actual changes to the statute but merely makes it easier to understand. The process begins with an application to the Bureau of criminal Identification (BCI), which decides if the petitioner meets eligibility requirements. If they do, they are given a Certificate of Eligibility which they may present to a judge, who comes to the final decision regarding expungement.

BCI Director Alice Erickson does not expect a massive increase in the number of petitioners following the streamlining, but says she would not be surprised if the number of petitioners increased.

Expungements can also include arrests, so making the process that much quicker could only help those who were not even convicted of a crime, according to officials.

With more and more businesses doing back ground checks, it is very important to make sure that you have a clean record. Expungement law can be a difficult area to understand. If you are looking for legal advice in clearing your name in today’s competitive job market, contact Dallas expungement attorney Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 today to discuss your legal options.

Attorney general Lynch supports early expungement

Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch of Rhode Island is now backing the early expungement of a certain kind of record, in contrast with his sharp opposition of all expungement bills considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee during his time as the state’s top prosecutor.

Lynch has thrown his support behind a new bill to automatically remove from public view the record of any cases in which the defendant pled no contest in exchange for a deferred sentence, and remained out of trouble for at least five years. This bill would also eliminate any additional waiting period.

Previously, Lynch had opposed variations of this bill, expressing disapproval for allowing the destruction of records for people who admitted guilt to avoid jail time. Rhode Island is one of the few states that allows for the expungement of adult crimes from a judicial record.

If you have been convicted of a crime and this is hampering your ability to find employment or become a part of your community, contact Dallas expungement attorney Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 today to discuss your legal options.

Judge Requests Background Checks For Dallas Deputy Constables

On Tuesday, a Dallas County judge requested that background checks be performed on Sheriff’s Department deputy constables to make sure that the individuals were qualified for the job, including researching their education, job history, and criminal records. This request follows the recent revelations that an individual in the Sheriff’s department had large legal judgments against him.

If you would like information about the expungement of criminal records, contact the Dallas expungement lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 today.

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