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.

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.

Violent crime drops across the United States

According to new statistics released by the FBI, violent crime across the United States has decreased from last year by 6.5 percent.

This decrease has been attributed to better police work as well as an aging population in America. The statistics were recorded between January and June of 2011 and showed that murder was down 5.7 percent, robbery decreased by 7.7 percent and rape was down by 5.1 percent.

These drops in crime can be seen in large cities as well as small cities throughout the country.

People can be wrongly accused of crime on a daily basis. It is the right of these individuals to have the charge expunged from 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.

Dallas crime down in numbers

Dallas police have released a statement revealing that crime across the city is down by four percent from last year. More dangerous crimes, including murder, have dropped by more than 10 percent as well.

Crimes involving burglary of home residences is still an issue in Dallas. Police officers are using bait cars in areas where there is a high amount of auto theft in efforts to reduce these instances.

There are two months left in the fiscal 2011 year and the Dallas police are predicting that the city ends the year down 2 percent with overall crime.

People can be wrongly accused of criminal behavior all of the time. It is their right to be able to have the charge expunged from 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.

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.

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.

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