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Identity Theft And Removing Other False Information From Your Texas Criminal Record
June 24, 2015

By: Sam Eastman, Partner, Eastman, Libersat, Meyler, PCTexas makes criminal records particularly available to the public, regardless of whether an arrest resulted in a conviction. Fair or not, counties in Texas make this private, potentially damaging information available to practically anybody with an internet connection. What is particularly troubling about this system is that such information isn’t even always correct.Incorrect … Read More>

House Votes to Let Nonviolent Ex-Felons Restore Gun Rights
June 20, 2015

The House voted the first week of June 2015 to allow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to review applications to own firearms from ex-felons by adjusting their Justice appropriations bill. Colorado Representative Ken Buck, a Republican, spearheaded the effort and suggested that not doing so was antithetical to American ethos by stating, “America is a land of second … Read More>

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I Have A Criminal Record and I Want To Join The Military…
June 19, 2015

See If You Qualify for Services NOW We get this question a lot. A young and brave man or woman wants to join the military and serve their country, but their past life holds a criminal record. Will this create an issue with being accepted into the United States Armed Forces? There are six branches of the U.S. Military including the … Read More>

New Law to Benefit First Time Offenders in Texas
June 16, 2015

The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1902 which expands the record sealing (aka Order of NonDisclosure) law in Texas to many one-time offenders with a misdemeanor conviction.  While this bill improves the states current law, it will ONLY apply to offenses committed on or after September 1, 2015.  So, if you were convicted of a misdemeanor before 9/1/15, this law change … Read More>

Should You Expunge Your Record?
June 5, 2015

Our team speaks to many people on a daily basis from all over the country.  We often educate our clients on their options when it comes to expungement and record sealing laws, as well as other privacy options if they are not eligible for any sort of legal service.One question that we get a lot is “doesn’t my record go … Read More>

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Websites That Post Mug Shots May Not Have The Last Laugh…
June 3, 2015

Have you been wondering if your mug shot will ever come off of the myriad of websites that host these photos throughout the country?, and many other websites make a living off of your past mistakes…isn’t that great?Even if you are successful in expunging or sealing your criminal record, your reputation online may continue to haunt you long after … Read More>

4 Major Benefits of Expunging Your Criminal Record
April 19, 2015

If you’ve ever been arrested, you have a record.  If you’ve been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, you probably know you have a record.  Luckily, if you happened to commit your crime in one of the states that allow you to expunge or clear your criminal past, you should consider some of the benefits below.  Each state has their … Read More>

California Firearm Rights Restoration
How to Restore Firearm Rights in California
February 3, 2015

California Gun RestrictionsThe Second Amendment right to bear arms is something that many Americans hold dear.  While this is a constitutional right, there are a number of ways your right to own a gun in California may be taken from you, including being a felon, misdemeanor convictions of certain domestic violence offenses, mental illnesses, and restraining orders. While these restrictions … Read More>

California Expungement
California Expungements – The Details You Can’t Miss
January 28, 2015

Expungement in CaliforniaIt becomes very stressful and tedious for one to secure a job or rent an apartment with a criminal record. It does not matter if you were convicted or merely arrested. The good news is that you do not have to carry this burden for the rest of your life, as expunging convictions in California can give you … Read More>

Record Sealing In Texas
How to Seal A Record in Texas
January 17, 2015

Record sealingHaving a criminal record is never favorable to a person. In many instances, a criminal record can even effect employment or acquiring of property. When potential employers and bank officers do a background check and find a criminal record, they may not provide the desired service. However, there are options available under Texas law for sealing or hiding a … Read More>