New federal expungement law sought

A U.S. representative from Tennessee is introducing a bill that will help nonviolent ex-convicts expunge their federal criminal records.

The bill was discussed in a subcommittee hearing where representative explained that there are many people who struggle to get jobs because of a previous felony.

The new bill will give ex-convicts the chance to apply to have their records expunged or removed by the court that convicted them. U.S. attorneys will be allowed to make recommendations for or against the applicants.The new bill would also allow a person to re-apply for expungement every two years.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime and it is inhibiting them from becoming employed, contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of Mark T. Lassiter by calling to discuss your legal options.

RI wants to clear more criminal records

Lawmakers in Rhode Island are voting to make a law that will make it easier for convicted criminals to clear their record.

Judges in Rhode Island have already previously decided to seal the records of first offenders who were convicted of nonviolent crimes after five years of the completion of their sentence of a misdemeanor and 10 years after a felony.

The new bill seeks to seal the record after five years of any crime in which the person has been given deferred sentence and as long as the person stays out of trouble during those five years.

Expungement law can be difficult to understand, if you are searching for legal advice on how to clear your name, contact the Dallas expungement attorney of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-651-1121 to discuss your legal options.

Former JPMorgan executive seeks expungement after allegedly fired for whistleblowing

A former executive employee at JPMorgan Chase & Co has sued the bank on allegations that she was fired after being a whistleblower against a long-time client.

The former employee states she was fired from her vice president position after investigating the client’s involvement in mail fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering, and urging the bank to cut ties with the customer. In the settlement, she seeks possible reinstatement, back pay and other financial damages, and the expungement of the incident from her record.

If you were wrongfully terminated from your place of employment, you may be able to have the incident removed from your records to prevent it from harming your future career and employment opportunities. To learn more about the process of expungement, contact Dallas expungement attorney Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121.

Burlington teen awarded settlement in wrongful arrest suit

The city of Burlington, NC, has agreed to pay $25,000 to a 18-year-old high school student who was wrongfully arrested in front of his class on his school campus.

Police took the teenager into custody and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon and financial card theft. It turned out that someone with the same last name as the teenager had been charged with the offense and police had mistaken him for that suspect.

Despite this settlement, the teenager is still fighting to have the charge expunged from his record. North Carolina law allows one expungement per person in a lifetime.

It is ridiculous that this young man is having such difficulty getting a wrongful charge expunged from his record. If you or someone you know is in the same position and are looking for legal counsel in the area of expungement law, contact Dallas expungement attorney Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 today to discuss your legal options.

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