How do I get this DUI off my record?

One of the worst parts of a DUI conviction is the fact that it stays on your record forever. If you are unfortunate enough to have a DUI on your record, you already know what this means.  Employers have overlooked your applications because they would rather hire someone with a clean record.  Losing professional opportunities…

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How do I get this conviction off my record? Limited Access

Many people have DUI’s or other criminal offenses which they want off their record.  There are a number of ways to go about this process.  Today we examine Limited Access. Who can apply? Any conviction for a second degree, third degree or ungraded misdemeanor can apply for limited access. (Any conviction punishable by 2 years…

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How do I get this conviction off my record? Expungement

Many people have DUI’s or other criminal offenses which they want off their record.  There are a number of ways to go about this process.  Today we examine Expungement. Who can apply? Expungement is limited to cases that were either dismissed by the district attorney, acquitted at trial, or following successful completion of ARD. Summary…

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Expungement or Limited Access: Can you hide your prior conviction?

By Kaitlyn Clarkson, Esquire and Amanda Jones, Pa/C.P. Governor Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania Senate Bill 166 in February of 2016, expanding the current PA laws regarding access to criminal history. The Senate passed this bill unanimously while the House did not bring the bill up for a vote. This new law will be effective November 14,…

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Juvenile Life Sentences Found Unconstitutional and Retroactive

On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided Miller v. Alabama1. In that case, SCOTUS held that mandatory life without parole for juvenile homicide offenders violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishments.2 SCOTUS declared that youth must be taken into consideration when sentencing a juvenile defendant.3 While…

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